I've grown weary of reading, watching and hearing about the campaign activities of both Obama and McCain! Election day can't come soon enough, when all the noise will hopefully fade down to not much more than a whisper.
It's puzzling to me why both candidates are still being quite aggressive on the proverbial campaign trail, this far into the election season. It's certainly always been like this since the electoral process was created - at least as far back as I can remember - so neither candidate is setting any kind of precedent here.
What I really wonder is whether there really are people out there at this juncture who are still unsure of who they are going to vote for. I suppose there are, otherwise neither candidate would bother with the numerous trips to various cities, shouting from elevated platforms, shaking hands, kissing cheeks, smiling (even when they don't want to), making TV appearances, boxing with journalists, touting their individual plans for this and that, engaging each other hoping to make the other a less attractive option to American voters, etc, etc, etc...
Are there really American voters out there who STILL don't know which of the two candidates they are going to vote for? I'd think at this point, most, if not all of us should know. What else can each man say that will swing more votes their way than they are already likely to receive when the all-important day comes? Are there people out there still treading the fence, and if so, what the hell are you doing over there? Everything that can be said has already been said - all the political bullshit, false promises, ass-kissing, pretentiousness, and mudslinging. It's all out there, and has been for awhile. If you don't already know who you're going to vote for, on this day, July 20th, 2008, then you haven't been paying attention and you're a moron who doesn't deserve the right!
I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that most of us will vote based on our party affiliation - most eligible Democrats will vote for Obama, and most eligible Republicans will vote for McCain. Even if you're a self-identified "Independent," I'm certain that you're smart enough to know that your party's candidate has absolutely ZERO chance of winning the election. Yes, it's an unfair 2-party system, and I empathize. But get real!
OK... everybody - Democrats, Republicans and Independents - here's the deal: you've got 2 choices - the puppet on the right or the puppet on the left. It doesn't get much simpler than that. One's campaign slogan is, "Reform – Prosperity – Peace;" the other's is, "Change we can believe in." The fact that it's necessary to have a campaign slogan is indicative of just how commercial the election process in this country has become, making it a rather laughable operation. It's only a matter of time before the presidential seat becomes an item you can buy and sell on eBay, or trade on the NASDAQ.
So, pick one and spare the rest of us the agony!