Thursday, May 8, 2008

On Choosing

I wasn't sure if we were supposed to write our own little blurbs in entries or just comment.  I just decided to do it this way.


We probably all have our own reasons why we can't get excited about the choices.  It would be very easy for me to throw my hands in the air and walk away from this election.  But of course, that's not the responsible thing to do.

I can only share the source of my electile dysfunction.  The country is a mess.  It's such a mess that I don't have confidence ANYONE can turn it around.  So when I hear speeches full of promises of "change", I sarcastically think "yeah....right!"

Politics is all about spin.  Everything that comes out of the mouths of a politician has been crafted to sound REAL pretty.  It doesn't matter what they say.  If the president can't unify congress behind his ideas NOTHING will change.  I don't have faith in any of them.

The broad based promise of "change" is laughable.  That's not a commitment to anything.  The candidates need to address the major issues with DETAILS.  That gives the people something to consider when going to vote.  We have grim issues facing us this election season....the war, the deficit, gas prices, a recession, global warming.   We need someone with concrete ideas on how these issues should be addressed.  A nice smile and a promise for "change" is not enough to get excited about when the issues are as serious as these.  "Change"'s a joke.

Personally....I wouldn't even consider a Republican this election.  I just can't vote for anyone from the same party as W.  I can't see that that is in any way a vote for "change".  So I'm left to try and get excited about one of the Democrats.  I'm in New York, so obviously...I have voted for my choice.  Perhaps a discussion of who and why will come up as another topic.

I'll add that I think it's a good thing that Hillary won't throwin the towel.  Everyone who wants to be counted in the primaries should have the chance.  I really don't understand why we don't have a national primary day.  Maybe that's why we feel so disinterested.  The process goes on....and on....and on..................


thesheatons said...

Amen. I wouldn't vote for a Republican for dog catcher at this point. Trouble is we've come up against sixty years of development decisions. It's more than just trading in our cars. We can't just up sticks and sell our houses or change jobs. Developers and politicians with a vested interest in growth at any cost sold us the "you can do what you want, live where you want, have what you want, it's your right." Well the piper has the bill and it's come due.


mutualaide said...

I cannot vote for a Republican this time around either.  Early on I would hear the word 'change' and out loud I'd comment, "What change?  What change?"  I'm still waiting for the answer, but I suspect the only change will be name and party.  

emmapeeldallas said...

I'm a die-hard liberal and couldn't consider voting for any of the Republican candidates...however, we Democrats have gotten ourselves into one huge mess with the concept of Superdelegates.  As a child of immigrants...well, that's not quite correct, my parents were born here, but English was their second language, and they reverted to speaking Norwegian at every opportunity...they instilled in me that voting was a Privilege and one to be taken seriously...I can't imagine not it frustrates me all the more to know that there are voters "more equal" than moi, superdelegates whose vote counts for more than yours and mine.

Seriously, I've looked into running away to Canada...