People who skip voting this year are nuts who should be shunned. In rural Georgia, we spend hours every Friday night at high school football games but early voting takes less time than a marching band’s halftime show. What’s up with this one or two tubas stuff? We had an army of tubas back in the day but today I can’t feel the bass. In the political arena, I am hearing too much from the highs and little from the bottom (the bass or base). We are selecting decision makers and nothing tickles off your fancy boss more than knowledge that his vote carries as much weight as yours.
After the success of the Clinton’s presidency, Gore should have been a shoe-in if the working people they helped simply would have voted. If you don’t vote, you have zero right to gripe and moan about governmental policy. Hell, we should have paid attention to the process starting in the primary season because good candidates from any party should be heard.
South Carolina GOP Rep. Bob Inglis has spent the time since his primary defeat telling it like it is. He should have spoken sooner because some of the cats about to take power are out there–really out there. As President Obama says, they are concerned Americans and their commitment is admirable but let’s be civic.
Support reasonable candidates from both major parties because those people Inglis calls the Flame throwers are reckless. You don’t want to win a high school football game in a dirty manner and the same should apply to elections and governing. After winning elections, winners must then govern.