YOU CAN’T GROW UP TO BE PRESIDENT
Most Americans blow off voting. Although 70% of Republicans and 70% of Democrats say they will enthusiastically go out and vote, that doesn't mean that most other Americans will.
I never used to vote so I know what not voting feels like. Besides, people reminded me that if I didn't vote I had no right to complain. They were right. I complained a lot but hadn't voted. As it is, no American President has ever represented my political philosophies. Obama doesn't and neither does Romney. Forget Ron Paul and whoever the Socialists are running.
I want a President who speaks from the heart and not from the podium. I want a President who isn't micro-managed by advisors and consultants. I want a president to tell the truth about what he really plans to do instead of using carefully scripted rhetoric to keep from answering the questions we want answers to.
I don't want a President to super glue a rigid agenda into place that conflicts with the true nature of how true government really works. Government isn't a business. It's a coalition of opinions tempered by law and unleashed by stupidity. Running a government like a business will end up bankrupting the country. Government has to flex and bend and go sideways. When it doesn't, it fails. When it fails, citizens suffer.
We're not pioneers anymore. Entrepreneurs are few and far between. People make money off money. During these times, government plays a necessary role in keeping both the wealth and the health of a nation in good repair.
All the talk about taking government and reducing its size or its mission is an isolated argument fought by partisan hoodlums who may or may not have the power to make any changes at all. They represent a minority of Americans but wield great power.
Money and politics are now married forever. You can't grow up to be president anymore unless you're a billionaire. You've got to have influential friends and vaults full of cash. The guy with forty bucks in his pocket isn't going to get a shot at spinning around in the big chair in the Oval office.
Whoever wins will have the same bucketful of blues to deal with and will hopefully make some good decisions and get some bright advice. You only get one vote. Use it.