We have homework to do
Here we are at the beginning of a mudslinging year. Republicans are ripping each other. Democrats are biting each others backs. In a few months when the primaries are over, they will be kissing and making up. Second and Third place finishers will be eager to know if they will be the Vice Presidential candidate.
I read online this morning that this is the first US presidential election since 1928 in which neither the president nor the vice-president is standing in the primaries, seeking re-election. Bush faces term limits and Chenney is not interested.
I am going over the candidates and trying to see who I thing would represent me the most. Who do I think would run our Country the best possible way? To be serious about picking the best President, I must go beyond the beauty contest of television commercials and debates. I must start with what I believe, and what I stand for.
I have had to decide what I believe is right for border security, the War in Iraq, terrorism, health care, moral issues, ethical issues, etc. Then, I have to try and find a candidate that reflects those beliefs. Who is the closest to what I believe.
Unfortunately, I think most Americans decide on a candidate, by “gut feeling”. Which one looks, acts, dresses, presents themselves, the most professional, clean cut, polished, whitest smile, perfect hair. We don’t even know what we believe, we don’t research and give it that much thought.
Just wanted to get you thinking about it early. The Texas primaries are March 4th.
Posted on January 2, 2008, in Daily Word. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
It seems that I can find some parallel thinking between myself and some of the presidential candidates, but none of them truly represent my fundamental beliefs. Being politicians, at this stage of the game they all are saying the things that they think will swing the most voters to their camp. We need to forget the rhetoric and focus on their past performance. For myself, I have decided the litmus test will be illegal immigration. How can we trust someone to lead us into the future if they do not want to enforce the current laws of the land?
COMMENT # I DON’T KNOW