Opinion | Student newspaper must stop ‘cheerleading’
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 02:10
This is the first time I have tuned in to the “Miami Stupid” in 43 years. Now, before you get insulted, that was the only name we knew it by when I went to Miami.
I note the hugely disproportionate lean to President Obama in this publication. I guess the move to mix professional journalism with political cheerleading is as popular at Miami as elsewhere.
I never liked cheerleaders. They were always in my way, finishing up their cheer, as I was trying to get back on the basketball court after a timeout.
I’m aware of the immense popularity of Obama among the young; I have to believe this probably fits well more than 50 percent of Miami students. I know it fits greater than 75 percent of the faculty and administration.
But, I boil the choice of the right vote down to one very simple fact.
This country is in a desperate business turnaround situation, and there is only one candidate who has the demonstrated experience building businesses as well as turning them around.
You can vote for a business pro, or you can vote for a business amateur. The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
Forget everything else. That fact is all that matters.
The rest of the topical carping is superfluous. You can do the “cool” thing and vote Obama, or you can forget “cool” and vote Romney.
Wow, how un-cool of me to say so.