The 57th United States presidential election has once again predictably narrowed down to only two realistic presidential candidates: the incumbent, President Barack Obama for the Democrats, and Gov. Mitt Romney, for the Republicans. Accordingly, we've compiled the most comprehensive database of their positions on all the topics and all the issues to assist you, the electorate, in casting your vote on November 6. Just scroll down below the introductions and click one of the 29 issues and 12 profile categories to compare the political stances and biographical data of 2012 Presidential Candidates.
For Idaho-born Cody Robert Judy, the 2012 presidential election
would mark his second attempt for the presidency, after running
as a write-in candidate under the Democratic banner in the 2008
presidential election. The 46-year old businessman also ran for
Utah’s House and Senate seat in 2002 and 2004 respectively,
both times, again, as a write-in Democrat.
The self-professed constitutionalist initiated a lawsuit against
John McCain and the Republican National Committee in 2008,
challenging McCain's eligibility for the presidency on the
grounds that McCain was not a "natural-born citizen," citing the
fact that the Republican nominee was born in Panama and
naturalized by an act of Congress. The case was declared moot
after McCain lost the election to Barack Obama.
Judy also filed the first Brief of Amicus Curiae on the matter of
Captain Pamela Barnett’s official petition to the California
Secretary of State in 2008, requesting a delay in the voting of
members of the Electoral College until a full investigation has
been conducted on the constitutional eligibility of Barack
Hussein Obama to serve as President of the United States.
Judy’s campaign manifesto will be centered on three fundamental
subjects, dubbed as the Ropes Initiatives Platform, which read
• A Strong Defense Initiative
America's future generations should not have to face indentured
• America’s Natural Resource Excavation Initiative
America’s natural resources of gas, coal, and oil may be the
only thing we have left to assure our future generations that
politicians haven’t sold them into slavery.
• America’s Enforced Borders Initiative
Securing America’s borders by any means necessary, including
authorizing the use of its military ingenuity, intelligence and
deadly force, to maintain the nation’s independence and
Judy believes that this is the time in our history to send
Washington DC a message regarding the constitutional crisis and
crumbling economy. To him, the message is clear: We vote for
people who defend the Constitution.
The Barack Obama juggernaut swept into office in 2008 under the
banner of change and unity, two rallying cries that reinvigorated
the blasé and jaded section of the electorate. He was armed with
a war chest of the likes never seen before, accompanied by an
army of politically outspoken glitterati and aided ultimately, by
a waning George W. Bush, his predecessor.
It would be unfair though to solely credit Obama’s ascension to
the highest office in the land to merely external factors. Obama
is exceptionally intelligent, articulate and possesses an
old-school, hands-on approach to politics that harkens back to
the days of Strom Thurmond, or even, the more contemporary Rudy
Giuliani – albeit with infinitely more panache.
However, as the euphoria of his victory began to steadily die
down, the 51-year old has had to deal with a growing number of
issues that have taken the shine of his presidency. Questions
about his controversial Affordable Care Act, the stagnant
national unemployment rate, his perceived big-government
approach, the Birther accusations (which many felt carried
unpleasant racial undertones), allegations of ties with radical
socialist elements, and more recently, the debt ceiling battle in
the Capitol, have seen his stock plummet.
His supporters, nevertheless, claim that most of the issues that
are weighing him down were inherited from the previous
administration, and Obama is merely cleaning up the mess; two
unpaid wars, the worst economic depression in 80 years, a broken
national health care system, the battered international
reputation of the United States, and a horrific job market crash,
were just some of the issues he had to contend with.
They are quick to highlight his success in hunting down Osama bin
Laden, his job-creation numbers (which have already overtaken the
Bush administration’s eight-year tally), the recovery of the
Detroit automotive industry as a result of his bailout plan, the
withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan and Iraq, the
effective military approach in aiding three successful African
revolution – all proof of President Obama’s effective
However, the biggest question among his detractors is whether
President Obama is capable of charting his own course and holding
the country to it. His concessionary approach is gradually being
interpreted as a symbol of his indecisiveness and lack of
conviction - which under the present socio-economic conditions
and the Republican-dominated Congress, is threatening to consign
the nation into a rudderless second term of his presidency.
Furthermore, the more liberal section of his support base is
increasingly dismayed by his apparent shift to the center, which
is seen by many as a capitulation in the face of a sustained
conservative onslaught. There are growing calls for him to stand
his ground and to fight for the cause of the people that elected