Been listening to the news reports about Super Tuesday. Breathless reporters calling out the latest numbers. Stories about which candidate did this and who said what. After a while it is just so much background noise, meaningless chatter. Broken promises to be and whispers of what might have been.
That is more or less how I remember the last couple of elections. A lot of people making noise about what the future could, should or will be. So here I sit at the computer trying to make sense of it all. Who do I believe. What is real and what is not.
Here I sit at the computer looking at the propositions I voted for and wondering if they really mean what I think they do. I won’t claim to be a genius. I won’t ever say that I am the smartest person around, but then again I am not stupid.
But the propositions are intentionally written in a manner that is confusing and garbled. They don’t want you to understand. They just want you to vote yes and move on.
I want to believe that people run for office because of altruistic beliefs. I want to believe that ego is not part of it, that power holds no interest. But I just can’t bring myself to accept that. So instead I hope that it is a combination of things.
If my candidate doesn’t get elected I’ll support whomever does because in the end what they do impacts us all. I just hope that they manage to find a way to improve things because there is a lot of work to be done.