October 28, 2008

The elections, I've had enough.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but I know my posting has been off the last couple of weeks. A lot of that has to do with the fact that I've been up to my eyeballs in the upcoming elections. I'm not talking just Federal, but also state and local. I've been spending a lot of time doing research, listening to radio shows and watching debates and news reports. Sometime in the last couple of days I've reached a boiling point of anger and frustration that folks, honestly I just kind of started not caring.

I'm tried of all the mud slinging. Look, I don't need a commercial that twists the facts, gives partial truths and is biased to try to sway me to vote for their candidate. Seriously mud slinging is the lowest form of campaigning that I, personally, compare to bullying and playground harassment. Seriously, I know that there are some people that will fall for this type of shenanigans, I just think that if you are going to use mud slinging you are highlighting your opponents weakness because you don't have any strengths.

Then there is the endorsements. I have some news for these candidates, some of your endorsement hurt you more than help you. IE when you get an endorsement from Governor Blagojevich (with his 13% approval rating), you may not be getting the boost that you want. IE if you are trying to get me to vote for you, getting an endorsement from Blagojevich, Rockford Mayor Morrissey, local hero I've never heard of, anyone being investigated by the feds, any foreign government or figure or any celebrity is not going to help your case. I'm sorry. I mean seriously there is a local politician that has a quote from Blago on his mailer, two more have Morrissey. A man running for an elected office is using a "ten time local high school championship winning hockey coach" for an endorsement. I've never heard of this guy before, and honestly just because he can coach a high school hockey team to a championship doesn't mean his opinion means anything to me.

Then there is the buddy-buddy campaign. You know, the one where the candidate is trying to be your friend and he makes all of these promises on what he's going to do for us in the position he's running for. Then at the end he makes "the promise". ie "I'm going to save the tax payers money, you have my word on it!" Really? You're word, you don't say. Well that changes everything. I mean, c'mon, I don't know you from Adam yet I'm supposed to take you at your word that your going to do something. Since I'm just a naturally trusting and gullible individual, I'm just going to blindly take you at your word. I mean it's not like you've done anything to prove yourself trustworthy to me. As far as I'm concerned your word is no better than that of the bum that sits on the corner that promises to pick up the trash in my alley if I give him $10.00.

Now mix that in with the fact that I honestly don't like most of the candidates that are running for positions, I've just had enough. Especially at the presidential level. I stopped caring if Obama or McCain win, because honestly folks, we're screwed either way. I'm voting libertarian because I honestly can't cast a vote for either one of those tools.

Posted by Contagion in Politics at October 28, 2008 09:06 PM | TrackBack

Amen brother, Amen.

I finished my absentee ballot yesterday, I.am.done.

But we are lucky here in Michigan, the state that no candidate cares about anymore.

Obambi finally pulled out a couple weeks ago, so we have been blessed with very little ads on TV for the local candidates, no phone calls, no radio ads, nothing.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at October 29, 2008 07:50 AM

In Illinois we were left for Obama so there has been nothing. It's just assumed, and presumably rightly so, that we are going for Obama.

Posted by: Contagion at October 29, 2008 08:07 AM

But didn't you hear what Blago said this week. The approval rating is not really about him, but the General Assembly and if he was up for re-election next Tuesday, he would win by at least 10 points.

Posted by: Petey at October 29, 2008 09:12 PM