The writer's premise is correct, elections do indeed have consequences ("In 2012, Americans should vote with their heads, not their hearts," letter, July 12). However, they can and oft times have been thwarted by a Congress with a dubious agenda. In this regard, to insure that President Obama is a one-term president, even to the extent of seriously damaging the future of this country.
President Obama's first two years in office were consumed in repairing the damage caused by policies of the previous administration, i.e. starting two wars that resulted in compiling trillions of dollars in debt and the meltdown of our financial institutions that had a devastating impact on our economy and the housing industry. All of his efforts to improve the economy in the past two years, have been met with strong resistance from a Congress intent on making him a "one-term president." Nonetheless, however slowly, it is a fact the country is recovering.
From the little information we can discern from the presumptive nominee of the opposing party, it is apparent he will have the same policies that got us into all the trouble President Obama has been diligently trying to resolve since he took office in 2008.
I agree with the writer's conclusion that we would be well advised to vote with our heads in November 2012. And if we do, it will result in an overwhelming victory for President Barack Obama.
John R. West, Jr.