I have been a person who cares a lot about the political realm for a long time. I have been an ultra fiscal and social conservative since I was 12 or 13. There was a long period when I seriously considered a future in politics. Now all I can say is, I’m tired. I’m tired of the fights. I’m tired of the irresponsibility, the unwillingness to listen, the pure naked pursuit of power that I see splashed across the political scene every single day. The ads are driving me up the wall. Last night I saw so many political ads in one 30 minute time span they all started to blur together!
What I want, and I believe what the American people want, is an honest discussion of values. An interplay of ideas. A place where honest men can stand up and say, “this is what I believe and this is why”. No mud slinging. No digging up the ancient past for things that never really happened and even if they did, no longer matter. No name calling. Simple straight forward choices. Do I agree with guy A or guy B? That’s all I am looking for!
There is a line from the movie “The American President” that I would really love to hear come out of these candidates’ mouths. The guy got up and said “I was so busy trying to keep my job that I forgot to do my job”. Doesn’t that feel good?
Frankly my intelligence has been insulted this election season. These campaigns honestly believe the American people care more about the rhetoric and the flying accusations than they do about the issues. I am so sorry to say that it is the McCain campaign that has been the worst, with the help of talk radio. I used to be a HUGE talk radio fan. Anymore I can barely stand 15 minutes of it, because intelligent discussion of issues and ideas has disappeared from that medium.
I’m tired. I’m fed up. I don’t know what to do about it.
I need to pray!