Dear Madame L,
What do you believe are the chances that Obama will be re elected in 2012 considering the near government shut down, the troubles the government is having with determining a budget to prevent a government shut down, his claim that his budget would cut the deficit by half by the end of his term (which I think now is apparent is not going to happen), the things that he's told the people and then been exposed on, etc etc. Also, who do you think will be his republican opponent?
Newly registered to vote and worried about the outlook of things
Madame L sincerely wishes she had a political crystal ball. However, not being blessed in that way, nor being any good with tarot cards, palm reading, or any forms of necromancy, she is in the dark as to the political future of the U.S.
However, Madame L would like to request that you, and all her dear readers, do the following:
---Keep reading the newspaper every day. Okay, you can watch the news on TV or read the online news, too. But read the paper. You'll learn a lot more that way.
---No matter what your own political leanings are, check out the opinions of those on the "other side" of the political fence, at least once a week. This exercise is not only to help keep you informed, but mainly to help you learn to understand how different people can take exactly the same facts you have, and come to such bizarrely different opinions.
---Talk to friends who disagree with your opinions as well as those who hold the same opinions you do. As you talk, practice courtesy and restraint. As you listen, listen.
---Keep praying to God, begging Him to preserve and strengthen our nation.
---Finally, Madame L congratulates you for registering and preparing to vote. Stay involved, maybe even find a community group where you can volunteer, make friends, and broaden your circle of contacts.