How should we evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for public office? If we stopped to think about it for a few minutes, that is something most of us could easily explain. So why do we elect such crooked politicians. We are hypocrites, apparently. We say one thing, and we do another.
For example, we say we don’t like negative campaigning, but doesn’t negative campaigning earn some candidates lots of airtime. Isn’t trashing your opponent doubly profitable? At the same time a slick politician shreds the reputation of his opponent, he gets lots of free air time. And he is a good salesman and entertaining, he can make himself look good and that other guy look awful.
And yet we are crazy to fall for such a stunt. Read that Preamble above. The US Government is far more than just an enterprise that spends trillions and decides the fate of trillions of dollars every year. We each depend what our government does for us. The health and safety of our friend and relatives depend upon our government doing a good job.
Do we care? Does it show? How do we choose the people who run the government? Don’t we listen to a bunch of fast talkers tear up each others character? Don’t we then we pick the person who does the best job of slinging mud?
Look in the mirror. Ask yourself. When you go to the polls, what do you know? Did you visit the candidates websites? Did you read about what each candidate has actually accomplished? Do you know if the mudslingers are telling the truth or just hiding their own dismal records?
Not sure where to vote? Please visit the Virginia State Board of Elections, but do your homework. Before you vote, seriously consider the candidates. Which one will do what is right?
Who is my top choice? Ted Cruz. Why? I think Cruz is the most honest and competent of the candidates. I also like what Cruz has at the top of his Issues List => RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION. If we don’t leave our children and grandchildren a constitutional republic, then what kind of government will we leave them?