Should I care?I probably should, I mean it's about the future of our country right?
Lemme explain, last night I met some friends at Borders books in Tacoma to discuss some of our trials and tribulations losing weight. The meeting went well and after the other guys left, I couldn't help but browse a bit in the store. As I was looking at the "New Non-Fiction" section, it seemed like every presidential candidate had a book out. There was Obama's book. A book by John McCain. There was even an ad for a book by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Am I required to read a person's book before voting for them? What happened to riding on the back of a train caboose and kissing babies? Can't I just read the little blurb in the voter's guide and watch them on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to determine who's going to be our next leader?
Seriously, I'm not much into politics. I base all of my decisions on character judgments. If I think I would enjoy sitting down to lunch with a person and hearing what they have to say, they're a good candidate to get my vote. I'm not a democrat or a republican although I tend to vote for more democrats than republicans. I once voted for Ralph Nader simply to send a message to Bill Clinton. (Bill, did you get my message?) I'm not any wing, right, left or west.
I did buy Bill's book, but after about 10 pages in, decided I really wasn't as interested as I thought I was. I'm not likely to vote for Hillary simply because I don't think I could take four years of bad pants suits. Although the idea of having Bill decorate the white house in bachelor pad sheik is intriguing. John McCain interests me just because I think he could pop at any second and start having flash backs. (You think bad grammar is fun to watch . . . oh baby!) Barack Obama fascinates me because of my love of the American Underdog story. Fred Thompson, well I loved him on Law & Order and he seemed to have his priorities straight there so he must be a good leader right? John Edwards, I honestly don't think we'd have much to talk about over lunch . . . I just don't care that much about my hair. Rudy? Now Rudy fascinates me because he seems to piss everyone off a lot, then come screaming back from behind emerging as one of America's great leaders in a time of crisis.
I think maybe I'll just pencil myself in next year. At this point, I think I have as good a chance as anyone. Gotta write my book though.
Seriously guys (and gals) if you want MY vote (And I know that you do!) I honestly don't care who you previously slept with, who you're currently sleeping with or if you inhaled or not. Honestly, I don't care. I don't care if you're a Muslim a Jew, a Mormon or a Catholic. But if you are part of a particular religion, that doesn't form the basis for decisions you make, I'm not saying it can't influence your decision, but don't make a decision soley on your religous beliefs (Do you hear me George?) I don't care if you like wearing women's (or men's) underwear and doing drag shows in your spare time. What I REALLY care about is that you can keep our citizens safe without trampling on our civil liberties. I care if you can fix the health care system in America and make it fair and equitable for all American's to have access to world class affordable health insurance. I care that you make sure that anyone that's in this country has a right to be here and that they carry their fair share. I don't want a wall on the border(s), but I want accountability. And finally, can we please stop catering to the lobbyists with the most money?