Let me just say… yes, I’m aware that you could care less whose ticket I will punch in November to be our next President. I’m not so vain as to think you do. None the less, I’m going to risk the backlash due me and discuss my selection of a candidate. Bear with me here folks… you may gain some ground in your decision also… or not so much.
Many may exclaim at this point, “Gee-wiz man! There’s only two candidates with any chance of winning the office. How hard can it be to unveil your pick? You either love the one and dislike the other, or you disagree with what one stands for and can tolerate the other, or…”
Yeah, that’s what I mean. It’s just not that simple. I choose to not be affiliated with political parties (I’m a man without a party… and my wife thinks I’ve been the death of the party for a long time), so I can’t make my decision based on donkeys and elephants.
Speaking of parties; don’t forget to tell me happy birthday! I turned twenty-two today… which means camarones a la planca at the ranch tonight. Did you hear me honey? <t w e n t y – t w o c a n d l e s… a d d s h r i m p>
Where were we? Oh yeah… a president. A good place for me to start in determining who to vote for is an examination of each candidate’s credentials. This can be done by simply turning on the news or picking up a newspaper, right? Surely one need not fear a biased report from our media…
”If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.” — Mark Twain
Giving up on that one, maybe we can learn a little of them from their own personal messages. You know, like who pinched the little red-headed girl in kindergarten, or picked on a kid in high school, or studied about socialism in college. Hey! Maybe we could find out who didn’t pay their taxes… nah, it’s becoming obvious that’s an all-inclusive description of everyone in Washington.
Of course there is one panel of discussion that we hear about often… health care. For the umpteenth year in a row, mine went up again… how about yours? So the price goes up without a healthcare plan in place and it goes up with a healthcare plan in place. This marvelous bill that we had to pass so we could find out what was in it… gave us, well… exactly what we had: higher premiums! Woo Hoo! But then, if we want to argue that the Blues gave us this masterpiece, the rebuttal could be made that the Reds have insisted on someone who passed a similar plan in the state he governed. Did I mention “Woo Hoo? (I’m told that’s Greek)”
By now, someone has to be wondering “why the title and picture of Clint Eastwood?” Go ahead and
make my day admit it: you’ve mentally accused me of being the worst creator of titles in WordPress history and assuming I accidentally loaded a picture that has absolutely nothing to do with this post. (You’re probably right on both counts, but…)
The truth is (truth in a blog about politicians?), I’ll have a hard time not voting for Mitt Romney now. Why? Because Clint Eastwood has endorsed him. Yikes! I’ve now denigrated the United States election process into something as silly as making decisions based upon the choices of my hero from the silver screen… the one my son is named after (he’s in his early twenties, and I’m celebrating my… uh oh).
Okay Mr. Romney, I would merely be going with my gut here… and Rowdy Yates, Philo Beddoe, and a man with no name, but I would feel a little more confident with my decision if you’d go ahead and make him your running partner… “Vice President Harry Callahan!” Would you do it for a fistful of dollars… maybe for a few dollars more? I know you can’t hear it, but this post is fading to the tune from the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
“Right turn, Clyde!” …and yes, shrimp and cake were served on my twenty-second birthday (and my 51st)! Woo Hoo!
- Clint Eastwood backs Mitt Romney (content.usatoday.com)
- Clint Eastwood endorses Romney (cbsnews.com)
- Clint Eastwood endorses Mitt Romney for president (lfpress.com)
- Clint Eastwood – Clint Eastwood: ‘america Needs Mitt Romney For President’ (contactmusic.com)