It’s been awhile since the opportunity to write has presented itself. This is a shame, as there have been quite a few memorable moments to comment upon. It’s pointless to try and catch up with the past. It’s scary at times how quickly today’s news becomes so yesterday. Luckily, this year’s upcoming presidential election provides plenty of current fodder to comment upon.
Am I the only one that finds the list of GOP candidates remarkably unremarkable? There’s Newt Gingrich, who is so oblivious, he hasn’t figured out he’s no longer welcome and would become the party favorite only if a meteorite happens to take out both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum at the same time. Mr. Santorum continues to promote an agenda that satisfies his own personal religious beliefs while obliviously shunning secularism and science. It’s unknown whether he does this because he truly believes in this manner or he’s selling his soul to the ultra-conservative elite. Regardless, is this really a man we would want to represent us as a nation? Then there’s good ol’ Mitt…Mr. Billionaire himself, who no matter how hard he tries to come across as “one of us”, continues to obliviously insert his foot in his mouth seemingly every time he opens it.
What makes this year’s GOP presidential candidates so unremarkable is how oblivious and out of touch they are to today’s America. As these rich, white men focus on impractical ideals like religion, gas prices continue to spiral out of control. As these rich, white men focus on impractical ideals like a war on porn (Mr. Santorum), the rich continue to become richer at the expense of the poorer. As these rich, white men focus on blaming President Obama for this country’s woes, none of them have offered a practical solution to solving these woes. As the face of this nation changes (which it is) and whites eventually no longer enjoy the majority status, can we collectively trust that these rich, white men have this country’s best interests at heart?
For me, the answer to this question is simply no. There’s nothing in any of these oblivious candidates which suggests they are willing to put aside their preconceived personal ideals and make the decisions that are necessary for the good of this nation. I can only hope that come Election Day, “We the People” vote and make the decision that is necessary for the good of this nation.