So I watched the final presidential debate last night... I think at this point I would've been fine if they had just flipped a coin at the end to determine the next president. It's not that I don't care, because I really do. But I'm also very cynical and know that only a small portion of promises made will ever see the light of day.
I'm admittedly a small government kinda gal and have no faith in the government to manage or redistribute my money. This is clearly not a job they're good at. I think experience is essential and what I'd really like the President to do for me... is less. I'd like the federal government to get back to their constitutional purposes...
'We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.'
(How many of you can still sing that?)
I think the biggest rub for me is being out here on the far west coast in a state that's so blue we practically have frost bite. We always know which way the state is going to go so no matter who I vote for I feel irrelevant. So I end up running to the polls first thing in the morning so I can at least vote before they tell me who has won. Someday I'm going to move to a "swing state" just so I can feel more relevant.
Anyway, the highlight of the debate for me, came not from one of the candidates, but from my 9 year old son who was bouncing around the room waiting to watch the new Indiana Jones movie. As the post debate pundits talked about taxes, Daniel stopped dead in his tracks and said,
"Texas?! I don't think they should cut Texas in half! Why do they want to do that??"
A-ha! Something we can all agree on!
Then we made popcorn and put on his movie. It was much more relaxing.
PS... I didn't know how to spell relevant. Bummer!