Enough of the election hypeThe most recent report of the combined funds raised by both presidential candidates has approached or surpassed one BILLION dollars.
Like many others, I'll be glad when this election season is over.
There seems to be only occasional breaks for some news of interest while the majority of television time is completely devoted to the upcoming election.
While I'll admit to being highly interested in the political climate in Washington D.C., because I'm very much politically motivated, I'm having difficulty accepting the over-reported television election programming as a steady diet.
And what about the polls? They seem to flip-flop daily if not hourly and very greatly from one pollster to another.
I suspect many of the pollsters can format a question in such away that it elicits a certain type of answer.
Or it could be that the persons queried in a given poll might be known to lean toward a single political viewpoint so as to slant the poll results in a way acceptable to the pollster's political leanings.
A recent survey concluded that the conservative-leaning folks, upon being called, simply hang up on the unwelcome pollster because of their very nature. That same survey indicated that liberal-types are more readily willing to answer any and all questions being posed.
Would that tend to slant the poll results? You may wish to answer that for yourself.
As to the politicians? Either the principals or their minions put great emphasis, to the point of asininity, on every word and the sometimes-dreamed-up secret meaning, uttered by the candidate, in order to present it as an earth-shaking "gaffe".
Do any of these folks, other than the candidates, know how difficult it must be to make a presentation in front of a crowd after carefully weighing each word or phrase for fear it might be misconscrewed by their many political enemies?
This election process is becoming more disgusting as each day goes by. The most recent report of the combined funds raised by both presidential candidates has approached or surpassed one BILLION dollars.
It appears that candidates spend most of their time fund raising rather than attending to government matters to which they are supposed to be dedicated to.
In addition to their fund raising activities, the candidates are dreaming up new lies about their opponent's failings. How disgusting.
Abe Lincoln would have had a difficult time winning his presidency with the relative massive modern funding requirements. While he did receive some contributions from wealthy supporters, he used almost all of his own limited resources to fund his campaign to the point that he was all but bankrupted.
America's elected offices have become unreachable for all but the most successful fund raisers. Anyone from either party disagree?
One final note: Many of us who frequent Claire's lost a friend on Saturday, Oct. 6. We'll miss you, Tad.