Sunday, October 5, 2008

Donkeys, Elephants, and Dogs...


When it comes to the Presidential Election next month, it appears to be a lose/lose situation. That may sound like a little dark or pessimistic way to start a paragraph, but let's be realistic here. Each candidate team despite their apparent strengths are laden with insurmountable deficits on both sides of the aisle. For example, Barack Obama has his obligatory two children and trophy wife so that he can claim to have family values but if you read his comments carefully in the press, when asked about the possibility of another child, he remarked that he didn't want to "punish" his daughters. How thoughtful of him. This is his personalized view concerning his microcosm, but on a larger scale, we know his political view as a pro-abortionist. He's certainly all about change, and is a very accomplished motivational speaker to get people excited, but my rhetorical question would be, "What direction and quality of change can we expect from this candidate?" John McCain is marginally better as a whole. Yes, he's a war veteran and espouses pro-life values, which wins him a few points, but his confession earlier in the campaign that he "doesn't really understand... how the US economy works" would indicate that he's not cut out for the job. He seems to be a Washington bureaucrat entrenched with his own agenda without regard for governing based on what's best for the people. Yes, I could delve into their other views on social welfare reform, education, international diplomacy, free trade, how to end the war in Iraq, etc. but suffice to say that each is woefully inadequate to be in charge of the world's largest economy and most free nation on our planet. Are these really the best candidates we can produce ?

2 comments:

mama K said...

YES!! I finally found a commentator who I support...Kevin!!! I agree! I am so frustrated that we don't have a modern day Captain Moroni!! I agree that it is a lose/lose situation, and like you, I don't want to sound grim or pessimistic, but really, there has got to be some man in this country who is so much better, but who is not running for office. Now Mitt Romney is dang easy on the eyes, and I love his righteous attributes. But the people of this country are too ignorant, wicked, can't see the truth, and too dang stupid to pick anyone of any caliber. Hey there little bro, let us start our own campaign, blog, talk show, or whatever so you and I can wake up this sleeping country!!!

da Bergs said...

I am going to vote... only to vote AGAINST Obama!

It REALLY IS SO SAD that as BIG as this country is, we cant get somone great in there!!!