I am the first person to admit that I don’t understand much about politics or government. And frankly, neither do you. I can’t grasp the thinking behind a lot of what they do. Currently, we have two (really, only two, the independents never make it) parties that burn up millions, if not billions, of tax payer’s money just to settle on one party candidate over another. I don’t even want to think what the whole Clinton/Obama fiasco cost us.
But that’s not what really galls me. Currently we have the worst line-up of presidential candidates I have ever seen. Frankly, I’m not voting FOR any of them, I’m voting against the ones I find most objectionable. And why? Because this party and that party upchucked these people and left us with no other alternatives. Why the hell do we have to settle for what the parties support? Why can’t we go to the booth and select whomever we want? If I want to vote for the bum that sleeps in the ally behind Burger King, then I should be able to do so. But no, you have x-choices on the ballet and no option to punch none of the above. Frankly, we should have the “none of the above” option on the ballet. If the Dummy-crats get 28% of the vote, and the Republi-fatcats get 32% of the vote and the “none-of-the-above” takes 40% of the vote, then neither of the candidates get elected and we start with a new line up. Franky, we should have a mock-election one year before the real thing where everybody writes in whoever the hell they want and the top contenders get to run. This is a government of the people, by the people, for the people. So when do the people get to choose instead of just the party leaders?
This has been a Wolf Rant.
Tags: Electing Our Leaders