Oh, my goodness, isn’t this the worst election ever? And we have months more to go. Wild statements, hating, bickering, no middle ground where sensible people can talk about what is good for the country as a whole. I knew who I was going to vote for months ago. Now I’m boycotting the news until it’s over. Polarized politics be damned!

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “Elections”

  1. Although the world news watches our elections, so far they haven’t had to submit to outside monitoring or military guardianship as elections in many other countries. A large part of this election pivots on ignorance and intolerance among the electorate. The candidate know this and play their cards according to the knowledge. As for me, the comic strips provide a marvelous challenge to engage in my own critical thinking. Given that a President is, by fundamental design, only an executive and figurehead for the republic, why is so much energy and money put into marketing and branding candidates for the job? Why do we support outrageous distortion of truth and stupidity? What reputation will the USA have if someone like this is elected to become a paradigm for our country?

  2. Out the gate and running early this Presidential election process. I had hopes that another younger, bright individual might run. And what do we get? A seriously hilarious group of village idiots with just a few exceptions. I’m of the thought that I’ve never seen quite such a group of jackasses braying. Notice I’m not naming names. Hmmm – how many of these are Presidential material? How many of the group would we Americans be proud to have representing the United States? I’m not ready to give up watching the ignorant theatrics of this group. It will only become even more entertaining as they progress. Let me rethink that last word, “progress.” Wrong word for this group.

  3. Although elections are vehicles for choices of leadership and policy, some exercise apathy and don’t participate. They become critics of leaders that create policies and implement them. Elections are available so voices can be heard concerning leadership, policies and feelings. The opportunity to participate in elections is upon us again.

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