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By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor
In just a few days, the never-ending controversies, attacks, innuendos and “spin” on the events of the day will end.
Unfortunately, I’m not talking about a soap opera.
Rather, it’s the U.S. General Election, highlighted this year, of course, with the race for President.
I’m worn out with it all, are you?
Most of the weariness we all are probably feeling comes from the endless ads that have permeated the airwaves.
And as bad as it’s been in Nebraska, what with our hotly contested U.S. Senate race, it’s much worse in neighboring Colorado, considered a swing state in the presidential polls.    
The Colorado TV channels I often watch have had one after another, back-to-back presidential campaign ads that leave one’s head spinning.
And when one campaign contradicts the other, and vice versa, what are we to believe?
It must come down to integrity and trust, and who you believe will do the best for our country.
I’m a strong believer that actions speak louder than words.
With Hurricane Sandy taking over the news the past week, yes, President Obama certainly looks presidential. Is this disaster giving him an advantage? Maybe so.
Yet, too many Americans are still unemployed and our debt continues to grow, issues that will be longer-lasting than the hurricane.
Instead of tackling those problems early on in his presidency, Obama chose to concentrate on pushing his healthcare legislation which most of the country, including a majority in Nebraska, did not want.
Now, he’s playing catch-up on the issues hurting Americans—jobs and the debt—urging his constituents to continue “forward” with him.
I will be voting for Mitt Romney on Nov. 6.         
Someone who knows what makes a business successful is who I want in the White House—one who knows government is not what makes an economy strong.
His successes as a Republican governor in Massachusetts that included an 87 percent Democratic state legislature says much to me about his ability to work with others. That’s been lacking of late.
Those things are important to me. Those things are important to our country.


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