posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:35 AM
What is choice?
Is it Pepsi or Coke?
Is it white or whole wheat?
Is it apples or pears?
Is it McCain or Obama?
Really, none of these are choices.
Pop or pop.
Bread or bread.
Fruit or fruit.
Status quo or status quo.
While the options available have differences, they are essentially the same in what they are. You can talk about all the differences that exist
between Obama and McCain as much as you want... but I put forth the argument that neither presents any "change" over the last 20 or so years of what
we've had as a nation.
The things that matter to me... the things that I think are important.
They both represent bigger government. Obama through health care. McCain through military spending.
They both represent a deterioration of our rights. McCain voiced his support for and Obama voted for the FISA immunity bill for Telecoms.
They both see Iran as a threat. (Which I completely and totally disagree with.)
I've not seen either of them talk about our trade deficit, the economy, monetary policy... or a myriad of other things that are important to me.
Sure, Obama wants health care for everyone and McCain wants to stay in Iraq for 10,000 years... but our country will still be the same exact USA that
it was before either of them took office.
We can go forward and veer slightly to the right, or slightly to the left. Either way, we are still going down the same path that Bush, Clinton,
Bush, Reagan, etc, started us down. Whatever "change" is going to take place over the next few years will not be some renewal of the country, it
will not be a significant change to the way things are now. Sure it'll be different, but no more different than white from wheat.
The reason I loved Ron Paul so much as a candidate was that I felt like I finally had something to choose between... Now... not so much.
Is the reason the media hypes up their differences so much only because there are so few differences between the two? Or is it that the media wants
you to think that those are the important issues?
If I do vote this year, it'll probably be for Bob Barr.