Send in the clowns!!! I really have to laugh at the Presidential election this year as it is one of the most screwed up election I have witnessed. By the actions of the media you would think it a horrible thing for a woman, and a mother at that, to even consider running for an office, what, with children,? What about a man as a father, I guess that is acceptable and nothing to take in consideration that his duties as a father might be interrupted or are they saying a father isn’t as important as a mother????
Let’s think back to when Bobby Kennedy was a father of 9-10 and running for President. I guess it doesn’t matter how many children a man has to be responsible for to run for the office but let a woman run and my God she is choosing politics over her family.
Has anyone noticed how many women commentators and anchors there are and you know what they have children too but let’s not point to the media it’s the media’s job to point to everyone else. I particulary notice that Fox News has many segments with women anchors and also send women out in the fields to report on stories, tropical storms and hurricanes. Are they considered a bad parent because of their occupation?????
I personally am sick of hearing about Sarah Palin and the fact that she is a mother and one with a special needs child. Does that make her any less capable of doing a good job as VP. I have seen quite a few VP’s who have done absolutely nothing. I want to see an election that speaks to a platform of intentions I don’t want to hear a candidate say if I’m elected I will do this or that as they don’t always have the last word. Show me a candidate who says if I’m elected I will TRY and not I will. To me that makes more sense and I’d vote for that one in a heart beat.
Let’s have an election not based on sex or race but based on what they will try to do for us, especially the middle and lower class plus senior citizens as they get the brunt of it. As a senior citizen myself I see medicare being reduced each year and health benefits are almost zero. Health benefits are for the rich and the big boys on the hill who don’t have to pay for any and have the sky as the limit on their medical care. I’m sure not a one of them has to worry each month as to whether they eat or spend their medicare benefits on prescription drugs.
OK, I have vented and could go on and on but for my sake and yours I’m going to end it here. If anyone would like to share their thoughts I’d like to hear from you……..flagranny2