Finally, the last week of the U.S. elections is here!!!!
Unfortunately, it ain’t over yet, it will be the worst week yet of “he said, she said”, dirty tricks, lies, outlandish claims and it ain’t just the Presidential election I am talking about.
It seems that every election cycle the crap just piles higher and the people get more and more jaded about the millionaires running for office at the state or national elections, who typically say the “right” things to get elected, about how they “care” about the “little” people and then go about their merry way, doing whatever the hell they want, and the power brokers or party leadership tells them to exactly what they can do – toe the party line.
Oh, I have already made up my mind, who and what issues I am voting against.
You notice I didn’t say voting for – in this election voting for someone doesn’t seem to be an option…well maybe at the local level, but once I get up to the State and National elections, my vote is definitely against someone or something based upon my conscience.
Who it is doesn’t matter, because that is my vote, not yours and I have made my decision based upon my personal beliefs, the candidates words, actions and not some slick political advertising or candidates attempts to pander to the voting public.
So for the next week, I will endure and ignore most of the endless hype, hoopla and drivel that will come out in the news, television, social media and other sources of election coverage.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a 7-day period before election day, when there was a total news blackout of all election coverage. A time-out period for voters to stop hearing all the lies, embellishments and nastiness and have a chance to think about their vote, without being constantly bombarded by whichever candidate or P.A.C. that spends millions of dollars to ensure that their candidate is elected.
So I am going to do a self-imposed 7 day moratorium on election shit.
Then next Tuesday, I will go down to the Town Office, stand in line and cast my ballot.
I hope that a week from today that a majority of other voters have cast their ballot the same way that I did on the candidates and issues that were on the ballot.
If not and a majority of Americans have voted to go in a different direction than I would and I will live with their choices and see where it leads our already great Country.
It doesn’t mean that I agree with all of their choices, but it means that as an American, I will support and defend their right to choose.