Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I've Made Up My Mind

I found myself more irritated by the debate than anything else.  Rudeness is a pet peeve of mine, and I don't care how passionate you are about your plans, your viewpoint, your intentions - you should NOT be rude, disrespectful, dismissive or discourteous.  It diminishes a man, if you ask me.  You can be firm with your opinions or decisions - but do not denigrate other people.  Be nice.  Firm, but nice.

So, I have come to a conclusion.

I'm going to write in Tom Brokaw for president.  And just for grins, I'm throwing in Katie Couric for VP.

7 comments:

Ray said...

I'm completely with you on this. I haven't been able to even listen to any of their speeches because of this very reason and I didn't even consider listening to any of the debates. Why can't they just tell me what they plan to do and not worry so much about the other fellow. Tom and Katie? Not bad for a write-in. I'll bet they have just as good a plan for "change" as these other two guys.

Beth said...

I like that idea. I'm with you on this, I am so disgusted by misrepresentations and meanness. I don't want the people who are influenced by that behavior to elect our next president.

Patty P said...

Long live the write in! I'm writing in my vote too! So true, its one thing to have inteligent debate and its another to have a shouting match of slogans and campaign retoric. Good post.

Bill said...

Count me in....
Or.....should I write in the Beth Brawley/Sara Palin ticket?? You seem to be running your house pretty well...why not the White House???

kim said...

I'll have my husband whip up some posters. :)

Connie K. said...

I too was really disappointed by the debate last night. They were rude, didn't stick to the rules, and spent most of their precious time repeating the same old stuff and attacking their opponent. No substance. I'd heard it all before. When the last question came up, "What don't you know and how do you plan to learn it" they both had a real opportunity to share...vulnerability? Real-ness? Teachability and flexibility in a rapidly changing world? I don't know...I wanted to see some THOUGHT, and both of them gave the same offhand answer and then jumped into their platitudes again. I was very disappointed to see two intelligent men waste everyone's time on this exercise.

By the end of it Tom Brokaw was spitting mad, and he just lost it when McCain stood in front of the script. Whoa. One of these guys will be the next Leader of the Free World and he simply said, "Can you get out of the way, you're standing in front of my script." Guess they dropped a few notches in his eyes last night as well.

As tempted as I am to write in a candidate, there is too much at stake to spend my vote on someone who has no possibility of winning. And while I am disappointed in my candidate's performance last night, I still agree with most (not all) of his views and therefore choose to support him.

I probably won't bother with the last debate. I'm tired of it all.

kristin said...

Amen, sister! However, my next question is: "historically, when are politicians in the habit of behaving 'nicely'?" Even as recently as 2 weeks ago, when the Speaker of the House got a little "carried away" with a little bit of "ranting and raving"... :(