While I have no intention of making this a political blog (I can hear my children's sighs of relief!), I just can't let this nutty season go by without some kind of comment.
I guess it is just a little depressing to me that we have a country filled with talented, highly intelligent, commited people and we have come up with such a sad slate of possible presidential candidates. I imagine that part of the reason for this is because what used to be healthy policital debate with ones opponent has become "search and destroy". It is no longer enough to defeat your opponent in the political arena. Now days one does not consider themselves to have truly won unless they have totally destroyed the person on the other side, their family and all their friends. So many folks have just decided that it is not worth it and choose to find another way to serve their country.
So, we are left with people willing to run for high office who are power hungry, egotistical, and tainted with corruption. I think our current crop of candidates all, without exception, fall short for one reason or another.
I don't care if you are a lefty, righty or somewhere in the middle - no one can be brimming over with pride and enthusiasm with their choices this year. No one can truly feel that they are about to choose between the best of the best.
So I guess we will buck up, make our choice and keep our fingers crossed that whoever wins will do the right thing at least part of the time and not muck things up so bad that we won't recover for 25 years.