Let the games begin.

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” – John F. Kennedy

Man, is politics brutal today, or what? Its like everyone who holds political office read The Hunger Games and decided to go to town on that concept. Survival of the fittest, every man for himself, eh?

What has me thinking about that today? I’ll give you one guess. Now that the ticket is set, we’ve got a doozy ahead of us for the next two and a half months. In this corner, the reigning champion, Obama-Biden…and in this corner, the challenger, the new kid on the block…Romney-Ryan!

You could almost say this campaign is akin to a boxing match. But with words. And a whole lot of lying. Mediscare! Seamus! Chains! Tax returns! Our founding fathers are probably rolling over in their graves right now. Everything is a distraction to take away “from the issues.” So is calling everything a distraction. Spending four days hammering the Obama campaign for their ad about Joe Soptic (“a distraction”) is a distraction in and of itself. Congratulations, I find you both guilty of insanity. To the voters, I’m sorry.

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A good friend related this to me a few minutes ago and it had to be shared:

“The politicians and their marketing execs are giving the public exactly what they want: a well publicized bitch slap fight. When you see one going down, you can’t help but look, no matter how ugly the chicks are or embarrassing the physical contact is”

Couldn’t have said it any better. Well done my friend. Well done.

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