I will go and vote on Novemeber 7. I always vote. I've voted in every election held since I turned 18, except one, when I had a raging case of influenza and a temperature of 104.
When ever anyone starts to complain about politics or the state of the nation, I always ask if they voted. If they did not, I will not listen unless held captive by circumstance. I will, however, tell them that they have no right to complain now if they didn't bother to vote.
These people running for the various offices aren't just politicians. They are you. Your voice. It's your responsibility to give your voice to the person you want to represent you.
So, I'll vote.
But I must say that I don't think it will matter any more. I mean, it will matter that I made my voice heard. It will matter that I participated in the process. But I don't think the results will matter. Not any more. Not these days.
But I really don't think it will matter much who gets elected, which party has control of which house. I don't think it will matter at all.
The taint of corruption is too deep on both sides of the aisle, in every house. Politics has never in history been so far away from the ideal of serving your country, your state, your town, your fellow citizens.
It's now a career path to riches. Can't make it in big business? Go in to politics, get your pockets lined by lobbyists, make good connections, pass laws that will help you and your buddies (get more donations), block laws that would hurt you and your buddies, retire on the lecture circuit.
Both parties. All levels. No hope. Not in these times. Not with these problems.
Ah, Mr. Smith, where are you now?
Thor and Loki play network news show, no: House of Representatives, no: Senate, no: Chas. Co. School Board, no: State House. Oh, I give up, what are you playing?