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Having become exhausted by the constant campaigning done by so many and the barrage of negativity sweeping the air waves, what better time to take in a poetry class with Jenny Hubbard of Salisbury, NC’s Center for Faith and The Arts than on election day.  She had one agenda but I wanted to talk about Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken for in reading his commentary Frost spoke of people’s misinterpretation of what his words meant.  Frost sought not to say that one road is better than the other, but shows as in the first Muppet’s movie, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.”

On November 6, 2012 the USA was offered two roads for leadership.  Barack Obama was willing to delve into uncertainty based on using the government as a pump primer appreciating that his faith in himself should help us understand if we would try to see it his way per The Beatles’, “We Can Work It Out” being none the worse for the wear.  Mitt Romney showed a fiscally conservative path based on the probability and safe constancy that in Believing in America we could find our way by putting our faith in the hands of “We the People. . .” not governments to do our bidding. Meanwhile Robert Frost didn’t choose up sides on his cautious path into a yellow wood.  He stopped, looked and noted  “And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black.. . . Yet knowing how way leads on to way . . . I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

George W. Bush can bear no blame from here on out, for Obama is sort of right back where he started.  The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy threatens to become Obama’s Hurricane Katrina.  The deaths of our Libyan Ambassador and other Americans killed in Benghazi are but our most recent 9/11.  Our national debt won’t push granny off the cliff but is quick sand pulling us under deeper in an unrelenting economic mess of lowered expectations for ourselves which platitudes and words alone won’t fix without understanding markets, the promise of innovators and the need for tax reform to allow folks to keep more of their own money and businesses to reinvest for future growth.

Pat McCrory was expected to win the governorship of North Carolina. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis with Speaker Pro Tem of the Senate Phil Berger bring to the fore a trio for Republican leadership of reasonable, responsive guys that liberals may find too conservative and conservatives may find too moderate.  As with the story of Goldilocks trying out her new digs from the chair to the food to the bed, this state may find Republicans got this one “Just Right.”


Upon receiving her medical degree, Fisher participated in a residency at the University of Rochester in family medicine. In addition, she worked for two Fortune 500 companies, including medical director for Amoco in Chicago before retiring in 2000. Dr. Fisher is also the North Carolina Republican National Committeewoman and the only such black female on the committee. She is the author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book 1" available through bookstores or on line through Amazon.com and will be on Kindle before the New Year.

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