The Most Important Issue to Voters is...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Bullshit. The Onion is usually pretty funny, but this is so true. Scary, but true.

5 comments:

Smitty 1:27 PM  

Truer words were never...umm..broadcast?

There are so damn many focus groups that espouse importance of one issue or another that what you seem to get a candidate pandering; if you're talking to workers, wear a hardhat. If you're talking to mental health workers, talk about your family's brush with depression. Etc. Etc.

I. Just. Want. A. Fucking. Leader.

I want someone smarter than me in the White House. I liked it when our Presidents were smarter than your average person. I don't want them to be or even necessarily connect with the average person. I want them to be fucking exceptional. Leaders stand out from the crowd, not in the crowd, and that's what I want for a leader. Got a 6.0 at an Ivy League School (or any school for that matter)? Good. Rhodes Scholar? Good. Some sort of nobel prize or other major award for an accomplishment (and NOT an Emmy, Grammy, or Certificate of Completion from Remedial Math)? Great. 180 IQ? Perfect.

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln....all smarter than us. After widespread public education, FDR, Teddy Roosevelt...smarter than us. Guys that were so smart that they created the platform, not conformed to it the best.

Oprah for President, bitches.

Rickey Henderson 2:44 PM  

Mitt Romney doesn't seem like the kind of guy I can sit down and enjoy a beer with and therefore I will not be voting for him. Plus, I'm not even sure Romney knows what beer is.

You know what was the indication we were all doomed? When Adlai Stevenson ran for president in 1952 and his opponent (Eisenhower) beat him by painting Stevenson as a wimpy egg-head. The mob had spoken--they wanted the average joe over the intellectual. That was the beginning of the end.

In 10 years we'll be picking our presidents American Idol style. (more people vote for that than in presidential elections anyway).

Smitty 3:53 PM  

In 10 years we'll be picking our presidents American Idol style

I, unfortunately, agree.

And that is when I move to Ireland, write a book, and retire on a sheep farm, yelling at the sheep in my old age because I think they're politicians.

Andy 11:51 AM  

So which candidate out there now is smarter than us, and is somoene we can have a beer with?

Maybe McCain. Or Rudy.

None of the Dems. Barak and Hillary are smart, but I don't know if they are beer worthy.

Doesn't matter in MI, though. The only person we can vote for is Hillary!

Andy 11:51 AM  

So which candidate out there now is smarter than us, and is somoene we can have a beer with?

Maybe McCain. Or Rudy.

None of the Dems. Barak and Hillary are smart, but I don't know if they are beer worthy.

Doesn't matter in MI, though. The only person we can vote for is Hillary!

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