Wednesday, October 08, 2008

No. Can. Do.

I should never have even considered it, but there was nothing else on and I didn't feel like leaving the couch, so I put on the Presidential debate.

Big mistake.

I know, as a concerned tax payer [rather a terrified, disgusted, disillusioned taxpayer] I should be interested in what the candidates have to say, but to me...I don't know, it all just seems like a big show.

I don't believe either of them really know what they're doing and I don't believe either of them is making any promises they will be able to keep even if they wanted to. If politicians did half of what they promised they would do, we wouldn't be in a paralyzing financial crisis right now. So how can either presidential candidate get up in front of the nation and really expect people to believe they know how to make things better in four short years?

I ended up yelling at the TV, so I turned it off, went down to the basement and plotted out a quilt. I haven't done that in a while and it was relaxing to move little bright colored pieces of fabric around.

When it comes to election day, I really don't know what I'm going to do. I'm so tired of voting for the guy I think will do the least damage. I hate to entertain political dabates on my blog, but does anyone have some real insight into who might actually know enough to help the country rather than just compound the problem once they get into office? I sure as heck don't.


Jen said...

Warning: Watching the "debates" can be hazardous to your health (at least your blood pressure)

(btw - I blogged about the same subject today -- great minds are equally annoyed)

Jennifer McKenzie said...

I don't think you're alone in this.

melissablue13 said...

I felt that way about the last election. Who can do the least damage? I'm disgusted with politicians at the moment myself. So, if worse comes to worse I'm writing in Oprah's name.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

LOL, Melissa, it's funny, DH and I were just discussing that yesterday. DH brought up Rosie O'Donnell and I said NO WAY - but Oprah would know what to do with the $700 billion bail out money. She'd at least give it to people who need it, not the companies that lost it in the first place.