There are so many candidates for so many positions and rather than discuss their platforms their agendas include digging up dirt and running negative campaign ads against their opponents.
We hear things like "I’m Candidate So and So and I can do so much for your state, I can create more jobs than you have applicants for and cure all the sick people with my new healthcare plan by taking the homeless off the streets and putting them to work in medical facilities, How can I do all of this you ask? Well my answer is that my opponent has always lied and robbed from the poor to give to the rich, his wasteful spending and time on the golf course had driven this state into the ground, if you elect me I will fix the state all in the first day and give up golf while at the same time getting our heads back above water, above ground, above water—which ever sounds better is what I will do."
OK maybe they do talk about their platforms but how legitimate do some of their claims come across? Here in California we have six, count them six candidates running for Governor, how many do you see campaigning? Two, just the two major party candidates are who you see slinging mud at each other, the ones with the most money seem to be the ones taking up all the air time, the ones being backed by all the folks who are against the other is using the vast amounts of money donated for their fair share of air time, and the rest of the candidates are unheard. This takes us back to voting for the lesser of two evils simply because if one of the other four, the Independent/ Libertarian/ Green Party Candidate or whatever label they have is the best, then they do not have a snowballs chance in Hell of being elected simply because most people are going to vote for one or the other of the major party candidates who is being shoved into our faces on a daily basis.
As Americans we teach our kids that they can overcome anything to make themselves a success, we teach that you have to stand for what you believe in no matter what everyone else thinks, and that we always have to do the right thing even if all of your friends are doing the wrong thing. But when it comes to election day we go to the polls and we supposedly pick the candidate we believe in, but how many times has that candidate outside of the two major parties been the one you believed in more than any other, but rather than vote for this one you voted for the one you thought would probably get elected anyway because of what the exit polls have shown, and how many times have you actually looked at one of the other candidates to see if they just may have some good ideas?
It’s time that America started voting with their hearts and for what they actually believe in rather than voting the lesser of two evils, that third party candidate who has some good ideas but will not win so I can’t vote for him is the wrong attitude, if more folks started voting for what they believe in then that old two party system just may get a shock when some of the politicians begin to lose their jobs and real Americans get a chance to decide what is going on with our country.
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