Wednesday, November 07, 2012
It was amazing to see the front page of the newspaper this morning covered with pictures of successful democrats after yesterday's election. There have been times when I thought my support was the kiss of death for any candidate, but this time the results looked like a copy of my completed ballot. I was worried about what the outcome of the election might be because it has been a close race. Even so, the results were pretty decisive. Apparently most people weren't as stupid as I feared. I was brought up to believe that any Republican politician was bad, and so far I've never had cause to change that opinion. Voting for "the man" rather than the party has always struck me as silly. How can we possibly know the "man"?( Or maybe sometime the woman) Campaigning is full of rhetoric designed to appeal to voters. All we can do is know the basic party platform and hope the candidate is forced by his fellow liberals or conservatives to adhere somewhat to those principles. On the other hand, what do I know?