Writer’s Block: Political Elections Are Scarier Than Halloween

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writers-block-200x200by Corinne Wnek

I’m the first to admit that I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, especially the political shed. As much as I try to thoroughly understand both sides of an issue or the pro’s and con’s of an office seeking candidate, I get lost in all their sparring. The pompous TV commentary, courtesy of political junkies’ from both sides of the aisle, leaves me scratching my head. Time to put on Real Housewives of Wherever.

When I listen to candidates in a live debate, I am genuinely impressed with how their responses are delivered with confidence and grace under pressure.  “Yeah, that’s my guy”, I’m saying to myself.  Then the other side goes to the mat and I’m thinking again, “Yeah, that’s my woman”.  And this is why I think I would make a terrible juror.

Almost two hundred and forty years ago, the founding fathers agreed upon a two party system of government and this has largely remained unchanged. But new ideas are out there now and they have names like the Libertarian party, the Reform party and the Green party. These parties reflect grassroots stirrings for change in cultural and economic thinking. I wonder why there’s no Common Sense party.

I can barely distinguish between Democrats and Republicans these days and some of them can’t tell the difference either. Maybe I’m just tired of experiencing an overload of information whenever election time rolls around. I want to be informed, but too much information on an issue is as dangerous for me as too little.

Why can’t there be a political version of Spark Notes that comes out just before election time?

 


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