Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The Just Like Me Presidential Election
Before in elections, I was home free because all the candidates were Just-Like Me - old white guys. This year is an entirely different story; we have a black guy, a white woman, and an old white guy running. I hear more and more people saying I am going to vote for so and so because he is black, like me, or they are voting for the woman because she is like me or I am going to vote for the old white guy because he is Just-Like-Me.
Let me say I am not happy with any of the candiates. None address adequately the economic situation in America which is the number one problem. I feel none are going to change anything. All have been in government long enough to do something and they haven’t.
To me Senator Obama is like a cheap pie, all crust and no filling. But the Media is so backing this guy they just shove him down our throats every chance they get. No other candidate can run against him because the Media runs them down. He gets tons of free publicity on the TV stations and he is not asked hard questions, no one is publishing his background. It is a media set up. For those reasons and the Just-Like-Me theory it says I am not going to vote for him.
Senator Clinton - you have to be kidding, but I will give her big credit for busting ass in this campaign and fighting on even when the media is knocking her down, but again the Just-Like-Me comes into play - plus I don’t think she has any idea about the economy.
Senator McClain is not Just-Like-Me. Old, white and a man, yes, but I don’t agree with all of his views and frankly he puts you to sleep listening to him.
The only logical choice is to write in OutRaged Richard or vote for Ron Paul for president.
Bingo! Howard! Excellent post!
Most people have no clear understanding of the political issues, only a clouded echo of themselves that they identify with.
I truly believe there should be voter qualifications that verify a person's ability to understand moral and political issues.
That would disqualify at least 90% of the citizens.
Howard, I AM ramping up for a go at the White House for 2008. I have a "Our Demands" link in the upper right corner of my website.
Believe you me, I'll get things done!