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'Put the White Back in the White House'?

I was embarrassed by the third grade level of the conversation. Obama made the sharpest and gutsiest point -- some of those jobs that are in China, we don't want them here because they stink. But, other than that, the conversation was as lame and basic level as any other the two had in each of their three debates.

As investors, these discussions around companies we own and/or follow should be what moves us.

Given the backgrounds of both candidates, particularly Romney coming from Bain Capital, you would expect some pretty solid insight on a startup such as Tesla or a world-changing technology company like Apple.

But, that's not what you get because these guys are not trained to provide it. They're coached to stay out of trouble, one up the other guy by turning something he said or did against him and stick to the talking points.

Presidential elections, as most clearly seen in the debates, take on the strategy of a boxing match. Stay out of trouble. Take advantage of weakness. Stick to the plan.

And people can't believe it when I tell them I'm not voting.

I'm too good for this crap. And so are you.

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At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Rocco Pendola is a private investor with nearly 20 years experience in various forms of media, ranging from radio to print. His work has appeared in academic journals as well as dozens of online and offline publications. He uses his broad experience to help inform his coverage of the stock market, primarily in the technology, Internet and new media spaces. He has taken a long-term approach to investing, focusing on dividend-paying stocks, since he opened his first account as a teenager. Pendola, 37, is based in Santa Monica, Calif., where he lives with his wife and child.
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