Wednesday, February 27, 2008
And then there were three....
It's been said that this is the most important Presidential election since Kennedy VS Nixon. I don't know if I agree with this, but I do know that we need to elect someone who will change this country and get us back on track. So I have this to say to the candidates. Stop attacking each other. You are wasting valuable time attacking each other when you could be telling us, the American people, what you plan to do for America. Cut the flowery, "I have a dream" speeches about hope and faith and all that other crap. How about you just tell us straight up EXACTLY what you can feasibly to for this country. I know, it would put your speech writers out of business, but this entire election has gotten completely out of hand and we haven't even officially picked our candidates. American, don't let the media tell you who to vote for. Don't let Oprah tell you who to vote for. Don't let your friends tell you who to vote for. Think for yourself. Educate yourself on the issues and where your candidates stand and make up your own mind. Then, I do believe, we'd get the right person in office.
I'm completely disgusted by the election process. The campaigning should start two months before the Primaries. All primaries and caucuses should be held on the same day JUST like the election. With two months to campaign, you can bet the candidates would not waste time trash talking one another and spend more time addressing the issues. We'd get less flowery speeches and more direct statements. Also, we should limit the amount of money each candidate can spend on their election and then make them pay taxes on the money. It's ridiculous that candidates who can't pull in the funds can't get ahead in the race. How ridiculous is it that these people will WASTE hundreds of millions of dollars on a campaign and then lose. Or even worse win. Think of how many people could be fed with that money. How many houses could be built in places like New Orleans or Flint Michigan. Think of how many kids could use the money for school, or repairing rundown communities or opening clinics? Spending five hundred million dollars on a campaign that tries to convince me you'll lower the national deficit is the most ridiculously hypocritical thing I've ever heard. Also, we should give each candidate equal air time on television to express their opinions. Make them stop going on talk shows like "Letterman" and "Oprah." I could do without the debates because they don't really seem to accomplish much. They just tear each other apart, but they never really express much beyond that. Stop with the celebrity endorsements. Who gives a rat's ass who Madonna is going to vote for? She's a pop star, that doesn't make her a political expert!
Everyone sits around talking about what a jackass President Bush is and all the mistakes he's made, but no one's really giving us good and concrete evidence that they can do a better job. He's such an easy target. Yes, he made some messes you're going to have to clean up. So how about you start telling us exactly what you can REALLY do when you get into office? We may not want to hear it, as your flowery speeches are more pleasant to the ears, but we need someone who will do this job well and not someone who will promise us the world and then get into office and just serve their personal agendas and the agendas of the corporations who support them. As it stands right now, I'm not particularly impressed with any of the three candidates. Once again, I feel like I'll end up just voting for the lesser of two evils not really knowing what that candidate will do once they get into office.
Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now.
Thanks for reading.