Obama and Romney have Trouble Connecting to the Voters
There are voters who can’t relate with the two presidential candidates. President Barack Obama is seen as an academic intellect who made millions writing books and became a professorial media darling before he became president. His rival, Republican candidate Mitt Romney is a multimillionaire whose wife wears expensive branded T-shirts.
Both candidates accuse each other of being out of touch with the common people. This is seen by the speeches they made last week about the sluggish economy. Romney called Obama out of touch when the president said that the private sector was doing just fine. Obama camp answered back with a video that accused Romney of being insensitive to the middle class for wanting to cut jobs for teachers, firefighters and police.
Obama and Romney are in a tight race according to recent surveys but the president is enjoying a commanding lead when it comes to likability among the voters. Both candidates try to get as much campaign funds as possible as they rake in contributions from small and big donors alike.
While their core supporters are passionate about them, there is still a gap between them and majority of the voters. Romney is still the rich guy’s rich guy while President Obama is still seen as the elite professor.
But on the other hand, past elections showed that America rarely votes for everyday folks into office. Voters tend to elect wealthy politicians, especially those who came from political dynasties. They look for those with power and personality as well as someone with the pedigree and bank account to match.
An example is Bush, who was a wealthy businessman and former Texas governor. His father, George H. W. Bush, was the 41st president of the nation. He owned a baseball team and had a net worth of more than $25 million. He was deemed the guy’s guy and usually top surveys of which candidate you want to have beer with.