I know, I said I wouldn’t do much political stuff here. Well I have had just about enough of all this negative campaign add crap I can handle. Both sides are going at each other like rabid dogs, sneaking up from behind and trying to bite each other right on the ass. Pardon the turn of phase but it’s just a great big load of crap. It accomplishes nothing, but making people look the other way. Why is it that Politics has to be such a nasty, low down, dirty mess.
Both presidential candidates are acting like pre-teens in middle school, scrapping for the attention of that newly acquired interest, girls. They are wasting unbelievable amounts of money, not to mention energy on something that is completely counter-productive. We need a little old wizened woman wearing glasses, and walking with a cane to step in, grab both of them by the ear, and make them behave. That little grandmother figure, that everyone knows or has experienced. You know the one, the one that won’t take any back talk or disrespect from anyone. Someone who could make these two act like the leaders they want us to believe they are.
Well I found a site, that just might make them stand up and take notice. I signed up with Change.org, and while browsing their selection of causes and actions found Halt Negative Campaign Adds. The nice part about it, is it’s suggesting that the two candidates take the, close to, $90,000,000.00 dollars they plan on wasting for negative adds, and give it to organizations to help stop homelessness. Even the Wall Street Journal suggests that negative campaign adds are ineffectual. I know they do nothing for me, except perhaps, cause a loss of respect, as if they could afford any more of that.
With our current economic situation, and all the other problems we have going on. You would think these two would be focusing their efforts on making a difference. Both McCain and Obama seem to be sliding down hill in my opinion. I don’t want to hear about history, what they voted for here, or there. I want to know what they plan to do to address the issues right now, and how they plan to do it. I’m tired of hearing about how they want change, I want to hear about how they plan to change things. I would love to see a little honesty for a change, and some positive efforts.
We teach our children to be respectful toward each other. Not to slander, or dig up dirt. We look down on gossip, and back biting. Yet here are the two “adults” that are running for our nations top political position acting worse than our kids ever dreamed of acting. Send them a message, go to the Stop Negative Campaign Adds, and sign the petition. Lets try to get our candidates to start acting their age. Perhaps we can accomplish something good in the process.