Thursday, July 21, 2011
Just Do It
There is something I have been thinking about doing for seven years. Every year I think about it, and then I reject the idea. But I've been doing a little checking and some thinking, and well, it's on my bucket list so why don't I just do it?
Maybe I will.
The news is all over the place, and there doesn't seem to be one single article that captures my attention. I guess I could pick on Casey Anthony, but really, she's old news. At least until the civil suits start. Everybody is suing everybody else, which should be a lot of fun to watch.
Candidates for the 2012 Presidential election are coming out of the woodwork. I doubt I will be voting this time, first time I will have missed voting for President since 1972. I voted for Nixon. Let's not even talk about that.
I have always voted in the past, not wanting to waste my precious vote by failing to exercise that very important right. The problem is, each year I ended up feeling like a fool, because no matter which candidate or party I supported, it was a waste. We haven't had a real choice since ... well, 1972. Ha, just kidding. But the last time I felt good about voting for President was the vote I cast for Bill Clinton. I would vote for him again today if the Constitutional Amendments permitted it, but since that's not going to happen, and Hillary has said she will not run, we're done.
I felt that way when the gubernatorial election took place here in Florida. And so I stayed home from the polls. I suppose Alex Sink would have been better than Governor Voldemort, but that's not saying much. I have no regrets about staying home with my vote clutched tightly to my chest. I just don't have the heart to throw it away on a loser, and both major parties have done nothing but produce losers for candidates for the past 12 or more years.