posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 02:27 AM
To start out, I'm all for Ron Paul. Have been since he was running last time. I became a precinct leader, was going to be a delegate, etc etc. The
thing is, before he came into my personal spotlight, I never voted once, never cared, didn't pay attention to politics cuz it was the same old song
and dance of lies and bs. Whoever got in would make promises maybe they wanted to keep, but somehow couldn't do so or ... we don't know what happens
behind closed White House doors, yeah?
So, we look at the candidates we have now, running for the next term. And there are good points and there are bad points to all. I look at past
Presidents - even the current one - and I know how everyone strongly backs their fave while they're running, they believe in them, stand behind them,
donate funds to help them out, talk about them, endorse them, rally for them. Even Obama had tons of us chanting 'Yes we can!' and believing that
things would get better.
Maybe he meant it. Maybe just like every President before him, those goals they set, the plans they make, the promises they set (read my lips, no new
taxes) ARE meant in full - but then they get the nomination and slowly that White House door closes, leaving us on the other side of that door
thinking all is going to be grand, while the President is informed that perhaps Things Just Don't Happen That Way. And because of that, all those
promises and goals and plans can't be kept. He looks the fool, becomes the Countries scapegoat; that household name that people (even myself) point
fingers at and cuss out for the damages done - damages which have been accumulating for terms upon terms prior to him taking that seat in the Oval
Still with me? Hope so. I'd not want a longer Presidential term because if you end up with a psychotic beast for a Pres, you're stuck with him for
ages. Not good. But also not good is this 4 year term (8 if he's liked) where he's got 4 years to fix what the guy behind him mucked up. And I
guarantee that HE sure didn't fix what the guy behind HIM mucked up. So the list goes on. Stuff piles up, and soon the current candidates will face
the same situation.
I think if Gingrich wins, he may try to hold to some of the promises, plans and such he put out. And 9/10 will not get done.
I think if Paul wins, he may try to hold to some of the promises, plans and such he put out. Again, 9/10 won't get done.
And the list goes on down the line of runners. A shame. A true shame. Sometimes I think the Pres really has nothing to say or do that really truly
affects what those above him want. And of course what 'they' want is usually in their best interest. Nice, eh?
Their best interest. Not ours. But again, back to the poor POTUS. I bet it has to really annoy you to make all these talks, hopes, dreams, plans and
promises to the people you want to vote for you and, because of decades and decades of the same old dance, no one really believes you. And even if
they do, once you get into office, you can't bring many of those plans et al to fruition. Oh, a teaser is fine, but the whole enchillada?
Nope. Long as 'they' have control, they get away with crap and the POTUS gets the blame and the hate and so on.
A job I'd never want, that of being a President.
No wonder the poor things gray so fast.