Election 2008: Change, Same, or Insanity
It’s election year yet again in America. Awesome.
Since the mid-term elections in 2006, there has been a near-constant discussion about the candidates running for the Presidency of my country. At first, I was excited at the prospect of a new leadership philosophy and moving America to a place where other nations strive to be similar to us in all aspects; not by force, but by choice.
Now, we appear to be down to only 3 candidates for this position. Barack Obama, John McCain and Hillary Clinton. Obama is the candidate of Change, McCain is the candidate of Same, and Clinton is the candidate of Insanity.
What a crapstorm.
Are these the 3 best candidates for the role of President of the United States of America?
I am proud to be able to say that our Founding Fathers were among the great thinkers of their time (Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, etc). They drafted a document that has gone largely unmodified in 230 years. They set in place the system by which we still operate the majority of our government. These men were statesmen, working together for the good of the country, not personal fame or glory.
I seriously doubt our current politicians could come close to developing such a system. Too much self-interest has perverted the system. Now, we are stuck with two lawyers with very little actual experience and a veteran who incredibly unlikable as our options for President. I am not excited about the prospect of being able to vote for any of the 3 remaining candidates… in fact, I wasn’t much thrilled with those who are already out of the running.
In 6 months, we will be electing a new ‘Leader of the Free World’ from the 3 candidates named above. I wish I were more excited about it. But all three of them are so weak, I would rather just start the whole mess over and see if we could recruit some legitimate candidates with experience, leadership ability, unifying skill and about 50 other characteristics to lead this nation. But as it stands right now, I am thinking maybe we should just stick with the status quo.