Who Are You Voting For?
Last week, the Republicans gathered in Florida, and made their case for the election of Mitt Romney and a new direction for our government. This week, the Democrats are in North Carolina for their convention, making the argument that President Obama deserves another four years to continue building on the limited recovery to date. So, with everyone in a political mood, I thought it was time to devote our weekly poll to the upcoming election.
I'm asking more than whether you plan to vote for Obama or Romney. I also thought I'd use this week's poll to gauge the level of enthusiasm or support window and door industry professionals are showing for their favored candidate.
And, of course, we'd like to hear from you. We don't get into politics too often here, but let's hear your views. Who will be better for the country? Who will be better for business? Who will be better for the window and door industry. If you are supporting a particular candidate, post a comment and tell us why.
In the upcoming election,
I am voting for President Obama
I am voting for Mitt Romney
I am voting for President Obama, and supporting him by donating time and/or money
I am voting for Mitt Romney, and supporting him by donating time and/or money
I am undecided
I am voting for another candidate
Okay, I have to admit this comes as a surprise. Based on the conversations I've had over the past year or so, as well as the emails and comments I've seen regarding a number of issues, I didn't think President Obama would top our poll this week. I hear a lot more window and door people saying they don't like what President Obama has done in his first term related to the economy and government regulations than I hear on the positive front.
That being said, I haven't heard many in the industry talk about Mitt Romney either. I don't think his name has come up in an email anybody has sent me. If there is support for him, it's lukewarm, it would seem.
And that seems to be the case on a national scale. Despite dissatisfaction with Obama, there doesn't appear to be a lot of enthusiam for Romney. Things can still change, of course. We're coming off what most agree was a successful Demoncratic National Convention and hit-and-miss Republican Natinoal Convention. Debates are still to come, and who knows what else. It will be an interesting couple of months.