I love America. I love democracy. I love debates. I love elections. I love voting.
I am SO ready for election day to come and, more importantly, GO.
In the last weeks, the election has turned. For the worse. It's gotten dirty. And I don't just mean the Presidential election- the Georgia Senate race is annoying me the most. But, I am OVER IT.
Are there really undecided people out there??? I mean, maybe. But, it's really hard for me to believe that you are slightly educated about either candidate if you are undecided. Obama and McCain are extreme opposites in their basic fundamentals, so how can you still be torn? Maybe I'm being judgemental since I've been decided for a year now- but still. It's hard for me to understand.
The most annoying part to me is that a lot of people's choices are defended by the negatives of the "other guy".
You're only voting for your person because they're better than the alternative? That sucks. Why would you be ok with that???
Last week I was watching Greek. This is a silly ABC Family show about sorority/fraternity life at a small college. It's super.
One of the characters said this:
"Great politicians are supposed to inspire people, not just be better than the alternative."
That really made me think. A lot.
Why do we vote the way we do? Are we inspired and voting FOR someone? Or are we just voting AGAINST someone?
I really hope that, as a nation, we are FOR stuff. Not just against something.
Are YOU inspired?