Jim Jonas

JONAS: OUR POLITICS CAN CHANGE

Americans Elect represents a real chance to re-boot presidential politics in 2012

GUEST COLUMNIST

Still fourteen months away, the 2012 presidential election is heating up faster and more furious than most anyone would want. Stuck with a stagnant economy and jobs market, skyrocketing debts and deficits, failing schools and crumbling infrastructure, Washington’s focus has turned to bickering about elections instead of getting anything done.

President Obama, with an eye towards November 2012, spins every speech into an “us” vs. “them” appeal in hopes of holding his base.