It’s My Way Or The Highway…. Reply

There is a path that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to destruction. (Proverbs 14:12)

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
Mahatma Gandhi

Well…can we believe it? The campaign is now in full swing and we are being asked…my way or the highway? This saying is attributed to many football coaches in the 70’s who were known for their strict “take it or leave it” attitude. In other words, if you don’t like it, you can hit the road (Jack!)…Romney used it in the Presidential debate last week referring to the fact that he was governor of Massachusettes a very  democratic state and despite that fact he was able to compromise…”reach across the aisle”, “make concessions”, “bend the rules”, “square off”…This debate  was the first “face off” we have seen between the candidates. I must admit I was taken in by Romney’s passion and precision and disappointed by Obama’s lackluster performance. Will it be enough to sway me to the other side? Still don’t know…however I am favorable of a candidate who can gets thing done in Washington…and in the world…and without choosing sides. Non-partisan politics? Reaching across the aisle? Take it or leave it policies? No…I want a “win-win” negotiation…some concrete solutions…a pragmatist. Let all sides win this time. The image on the right kind of sums it all up (taken from Alexander Kjerulf AKA The Chief Happiness Officer’s site. Alexander  is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work and the best-selling author of 3 books including Happy Hour is 9 to 5. It’s gotten mixed reviews…but hey…it was an excellent idea! Way to go Alexander!). But as Gandhi said…can we compromise on fundamentals such as health care? Mmm…the debate goes on. Stay tuned for the next one.

For those that missed the debate here are a few highlights:

For those of you who can’t remember the song “Hit the Road Jack” here is Ray Charles singing it in 1996:


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