Carefully listening to who really says what, gets gutted by the incessant slandering, mud-slinging and outright lies. Following the issues, whether they be the economy or social issues, in the debates is difficult because the language used is so confusing even for experts in their own fields.
The official system of popular votes and electoral college is extremely complicated. Here is a good explanation of how it really works, in case you are interested.
Even the wise people choosing the recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize thought, rather unsuccessfully, that they would pacify the world by giving the prize to Obama, a wartime president. Earlier sitting US presidents favoured with the Nobel Prize; Woodrow Wilson (1919) was too ill to start new wars while Theodore Roosevelt (1906) was very vociferous in wanting USA to join the First World War.
Is it wise to elect a president who will be there for just one term?
Humorous guidelines for choosing a Good President
Let’s take a look at some past candidates and try to find ideal qualities personified.
Stealing for Self-improvement:
Pets with Funny Names:
Syllables in the candidate’s name:
If you think religion is the deciding factor, you might be in for a surprise. Only 60% of voters know that Mitt Romney is a Mormon while 81% say that it doesn't matter in the least. 17% believe that Obama is a Muslim. Overall, 67% agree that a president should have strong religious beliefs, while 66% oppose churches or religious institutions endorsing candidates according to Pew Research Polls.
Photo source: Screenshot of Helsingin Sanomat Voting Advice Application.
Well, it's your choice and everyone has to live with it. You can't blame, God, Elohim or Allah for what you choose.
Good luck with your choice!