Thursday, October 16, 2008

a letter to two men

Dear Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama,

Election Day is only two and a half short weeks away. One of you will be chosen by this country as our next president. And I have to be honest with you...I am bummed. I don't know if it's just me (or if it's my generation), but I am not a fan of politics. I feel like I have become disillusioned and cynical. I have seen and heard politicians make claims and then not follow through and it makes me lose faith in the the whole political system. I go into election time hoping that maybe this time things will be different (it's naive, I know). Maybe this time the candidates will be courteous, kind, and have the country and its people as their top priority. But sadly, I get blinded with name-calling, pointed fingers, and attacks on opponents. You two seriously make me not want to watch TV. (I don't care for your ads)

As long as I'm being honest here, I am going to admit that I am not super stoked on either one of you. That makes me sad. However, I love living in a country where we have the freedom to express opinions and vote, so on November 4th I WILL be voting for one of you. Just please understand that this citizen is weary and wary.

Sincerely, Sarah

3 comments:

Emily Bertholic said...

Girl, I'm totally in the boat with you! I'm so sad about how ugly this election has gotten. I just don't want to turn on the tv, or look at the yahoo news, or pick up a newspaper. I will exercise my privilege (and responsibility) of voting, but it will be with a heavy heart. I'm glad God is the one who appoints rulers and sees the big picture, because in my eyes, the next four years looks pretty bleak, no matter who wins this one.

Amanda said...

I so agree with what you wrote. It does seem like this election is so much worse than any of the previous elections. It really is very scary. Thank God we do live in a country that we are allowed to vote though.

Jody said...

I don't watch TV during election time. Except for news feeds, I haven't seen any commercials this year! I'm just excited to move on to a new administration.