Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Are you embarrassed to?

When I was a kid my parents would tell me that the world was a crazy place, nothing like the place they grew up in. They told me that there were more dangers than ever. Fast forward please.

Considering the vast numbers of people alive today, modes of communication and our more "tell all" philosophy, I sometimes don't think things are that different--there's just more of all of it. Except .... when it comes to politics, maybe things are worse.

The current political campaign is the dirtiest I can ever remember. A campaign, seemingly designed to elect the most well-suited candidate, has apparently taken a turn into Trash Town.

I consider it both a privilege and a responsibility to vote and I'm too much of a control freak to not put my two cents in. Right now though, I'm not so sure.

This is a very exciting time in our country. Regardless of who wins, this election is of historic proportions. Either the first black man or the first woman will hold one of the two most coveted seats in our country.

I wish them all luck. If I were a candidate? I'd drop out.

And for all the politicians and their staffs and members who want things to be better for children? How about if they start by setting a good example?

4 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Amen, Cindy!
And thanks so much for your good wishes! You made my celebration day even happier!
Hugs to you!
Becky

One Lucky Mom said...

Amen. Would they ever question a man with five children who wants to be vice president? Have they questioned the candidate with two children how he's going find balance?

feistysideoffifty said...

Enough with the mud slinging. I feel very strongly about who should win the next election but don't want any dirty laundry airing on either side. What a sad commentary that our country seems to thrive on negative campaign ads.

mum4justice said...

Black man, Camelot II (?), Pitbull Hockey Mom, war hero, pregnant teens, pigs with lipstick...blah blah blah... I am so sick and tired of the daily smear! ENOUGH!
Heidi