Presidential candidates don’t care about you? Vote anyway

Presidential candidates don’t care about you? Vote anyway

To say that the major presidential candidates are indifferent to the needs of travelers may be something of an understatement. No matter what your political views may be, it should be clear to you by now that Barack Obama and John McCain take the jet set for granted.

If the contenders didn’t make their positions clear during the primaries — as I documented in my MSNBC column last spring — then they left no doubt about it after the conventions.

So what? Vote tomorrow, anyway.

Both Democrats and Republicans have given short shrift to the issues we travelers care about: fixing airline delays, affordable gas prices, easing traffic congestion, simplifying confusing travel requirements, propping up the dollar and funding mass transit.

My recommendation? Vote for the man you dislike the least, or don’t vote for president at all.

Instead, pull the lever for a local candidate. Because who goes to Congress may be more important than who ends up in the White House.

Good luck, everybody. Here’s hoping your candidate wins tomorrow.

Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, journalist and consumer advocate. You can read more about him on his personal website or contact him at . Got a question or comment? You can post it on the new forum.

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