One thing I sense wrong with the political process is regardless who wins, the opposing camps remain separate after the votes are counted. Instead of both sides acknowledging the winners, shaking hands and then working together for the betterment of all of us, they remain isolated and hostile toward the other side(s). The primary goal is to get in power and then stay there, not to actually work together to fix anything. Yeah I know, where have I been all these years to not notice this? Was there ever a time in our country’s history when everyone got together and moved forward?
Yes, there are superficial differences but when I peel away the flip-flopping rhetoric all I see are ego driven party-puppets who only care about doing or saying anything to get elected.
I’ll repeat what I’ve said many times before – I haven’t picked a winner since my first time in a voting booth (Carter in 1976) and yet I’ve had little or (probably) nothing to complain about personally as a “citizen”. It makes about as much difference to me who is elected President as it does who wins the Super Bowl, which I haven’t watched since 1975.
And I should care, why?