Thursday, September 13, 2012

Comparing presidential candidates

People always look at me funny when I call their attention to Scott Adams' (of Dilbert fame) blog, but he is invariably funny and interesting. Yesterday he posted a funny and, in many ways, insightful comparison of the two presidential candidates:
If unemployment is the main thing that matters to you, I think you have to accept the fact that neither candidate has much control over it. But Romney is more likely to get something done, either good or bad. If you assume government inaction will lead to economic doom, the definition of insanity comes into play here. Insanity is doing the same thing you were doing and expecting a different outcome. By that line of reasoning, reelecting President Obama is a sign of mental illness. If you think Romney has only a 10% chance of improving things, but a gridlocked government under President Obama means certain economic doom, the sane person takes the 10% chance of survival. But keep in mind that you're only guessing on the odds.

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