Election 2012, some thoughts

I am the least political person on the planet. Yes I sort of pay attention around presidential elections and watch the ads for this candidate and that but for me to tell you anything beyond that, I would sound like the biggest idiot on the planet.
You learn a lot about your friends during elections. Their opinions on this candidate or that, find out about their political party, etc. This election has been a long process. Seems like it went on for four years despite it being only maybe a year of campaigning. But what gets me is the ads. I have never before seen such contradictory ads for each opponent. This one says this but then their campaign refutes it can says the other person is to “blame” for this or that. It was very sickening. Made both candidates look like neither one should be in office. Unfortunately, one had to be in office. To take leadership over this country, though lately I am wondering why as the country seems to be run more by Congress than a president. Few people forget that that the president can’t start a war. Congress has to declare it. If a bill comes through, congress has to approve it before it can be “vetoed” by the president. It’s our congress people and representatives who run this country and sadly, they do not have a term. I can’t remember when there has been four Senate names on the ballot. I can’t remember when there was more than two representatives on a ballot, and I have been voting for the last eighteen years. Shouldn’t the people that represent us have terms? Just because they were voted in once doesn’t put them there for life. I saw that former Mayor Capuano was on the ballot again for representative. His name was the only person. He had no one running against him. Maybe that is why these congress people and state representatives always get re-elected. They do not have anyone running against them. And if we are a people, by the people, for the people, shouldn’t there be more people fighting for their constituents?

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