(I normally don’t post about politics, but I felt I should weigh in on this, only because it’s been the top news for the past….oh, I don’t know. Years?!?)
As you may all well be aware, Iowa is the in midst of a storm.
A political storm, if you will.
That’s right. The caucuses are today, right here in Iowa. We are the first in the nation to cast any kind of vote for the next President of the United States. (I mean, it’s not a guaranteed win, but it’s a good litmus test, as it were.)
I don’t caucus. Call me irresponsible or unpatriotic or lazy or whatever you want. I don’t care.
First of all, I don’t have to caucus. It’s within my right to refrain from doing so.
Second, I don’t want to, because with a caucus you have to declare yourself to a party. I would much rather remain unaffiliated, free to make my own choice, not to be bound by any party restraints.
That’s right, Ben Lange – no party owns me. (FYI, Ben Lange was a Republican through and through, no matter what he said.)
I don’t know about this whole process this year. I mean, I don’t know who to vote for. Or if I’ll even vote in the first place.
Seems to me it’ll be less about voting for the best candidate, and more about voting for someone just to keep someone else out of office. You know?
It’s like….okay, if it came down to, say, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. I don’t feel either one of them is competent enough to run the country. But I’d probably vote for Bernie Sanders just so Ted Cruz doesn’t get the keys to the country. You know?
It’s a cryin’ shame, it is.
This is why I hate politics so much. They’re all stuffed-shirt blowhards who only care about money and their own political gain. They don’t care about their constituents. Not a stitch.
Mom says the two-party system has outlived its usefulness, and that the country need a better political system in place.
As to what that solution could be, no one has any idea. Good indication that it’s probably not going to happen in my lifetime, or anyone else’s.
Oh well. I have until November to decide what to do.
*SIGH* But I’m so sick of it all already….