Personally, I do not think that Obama will be re-elected, and I pray to God that the next president we have is someone of calibre who deeply cares for our country, and helps her reach her potential.
Who we need for president, in my opinion, (and my sentiments have been heightened after witnessing the debacle that was the debate on the debt ceiling) is someone not concerned with a party, but someone who is concerned for the country. We need nothing more than someone who honestly cares for this country, and has the know-how and drive to see to it that the United States of America begins to fix herself, rather than continue this self-mutilation. The best way that I can see this country turning around would be through the dissolving of the political parties, and, rather, allowing people to represent the country, rather than a group with a collective interest. I agree most with George Washington when he said that, "We must drive far away the daemon party spirit and local reproach". For too long have the petty differences and beliefs of the few infected the decisions that affect this country.
We have, essentially, become a country represented by children, rather than adults.
The solution would be to add a constitutional amendment that would make it illegal for any political position serving public office to receive money from anyone, any business, individual, or PAC whatsoever. Not even 1 dollar. Eradicate all money from politics and public office. Elections would be funded by tax payer money only, and they're allowed a certain amount and that's it.
I agree with you but how are candiates going to recieve money? That will cause an increase in candiates. I think a 10% public support requirement is needed.