Well, it's official! The president is going to run for re-election in 2012.
By the time you folks read this, the President will have officially thrown his hat in the 2012 Presidential ring. Which, basically, means he can truly get a read on how he has been doing in the last two years. Come election time, all the bad and very little of the good a candidate did comes out.
Plus, they spend a pretty penny to uncover other candidates' dirt and cover up their own tracks.
I ask you folks, if you had someone at work that constantly questioned what you did, what would you do?
Now if you're at work reading this, DON'T answer that out loud. I can tell you, most Americans would be pretty upset. We call that person a busybody or a micro manager.
Now, Elections are like Christmas: each year they start earlier so they can get more money from you and in the end you don't get what you wanted any way.
So now that I have picked the bones of that bird clean, I leave one last bone to pick with our President.
Mr. President, I think you should reconsider making your "run" into a campaign. Keep it simple, don't raise money, don't take donations, and don't even make a speech about running unless it falls in the time of day you do your normal job as President. Don't waste Americans' time with talk during the next year about things you have done in the past two years. We will take your word for it. Besides, we'll just take what the Republicans say and reverse it.
You get every day to talk to us free. As a matter of fact, we feel robbed if you don't say at least a word or two a day. Seems silly, to raise all this money when all you have to do is talk to us and every once in a while throw in a "vote for me!" or, hope to see you in 2012.
I saw the numbers and the campaign rules saying you can only collect $2,500 per supporter in this 2012 election. Now, I am not totally sure of this number, as I would never be able to write a check in that amount for anything.
I just can't help thinking that if you want to raise one billion dollars for your campaign that the best place to put that is in politics, and the worst place to take it from is our pockets.
My parents used to spend a few dollars a week on lottery tickets and I remember thinking, what a waste. They could have bought a lot in a lifetime with the money they threw away. Politics, these days is an even bigger longshot.
I am sure that some of us will be gambling on the 2012 elections, however, you seem to be the favorite; so do us a favor. Don't buy such pretty signs, and expensive TV ads... Shoestring this one, "cause momma needs a new pair of shoes, and some healthcare!"
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