Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ahem...

Hey, I just logged on, and this is crazy, but I've got some free time, so blog post maybe?

It has been about 4 months since I last posted, a week after my son was born. New job, moving, new baby, travel, and life in general makes for a very full schedule! However, eventually things start to settle down, fall into patterns, and give me a little time to ruminate and post!

Nothing particularly profound for this one, though I'm prepping a few that take a peek at life the universe and everything. Should be fun. In the meantime, I will share some thoughts I've had on the upcoming election.

First, Steve King has an awesome campaign staff. He's been known to put his foot in his mouth a time or two, and his ad writers are managing to make that a positive. Amazing.

Secondly, did Christie Vilsak have some random washington-type write her commercials? That 7-layer salad bit was just dumb. It felt like something someone who has never been to Iowa thought would resonate with Iowans.

Third, I'm not particularly fond of Romney, but he's definitely running a much better campaign than McCain. Praise the Lord.

Fourth, is it just me, or does Obama's campaign sound a little like this?
I mean, really...

Fifth, when is Mr. President going to stop whining about everything he's inherited? The economy wasn't great, no argument, but it's gotten worse under his administration and policies. The prudence and success of Iraq and Afghanistan may be debated, but we are seemingly, the assassination of Osama bin Laden aside, no closer to any meaningful, peaceful resolution in either of those (despite his promises to end both wars). He has also managed to get us involved in at least one other military conflict that comes to mind. Mr. President, with all due respect you were elected to lead, not to whine. Your protestations ceased to be reasons and became excuses about two years ago, and are quite frankly beneath you.

Sixth, I think that rational adults can have a discussion on the pros and cons of a continued Obama presidency vs. a Romney presidency. However, I am really six of two things: the Republicans saying that it was "Romney's Time," as if he somehow deserved a turn running for president; and the Democrats saying that President Obama "deserves" another four years.

Let us get one thing straight: the presidency is earned, never deserved.

You may believe that Romney was the only potential candidate to take on the President, and you may even have been right (though I was really looking forward to Herman Cain, personally). But because it was his turn? Wrong.

You may believe that the country will be better off under another four years of President Obama as opposed to four years of Romney. There is a chance you are right, but it is not because the President "deserves" another four years.

I think that's it for now... I am really looking forward to being done with this election cycle.

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