The Popularity Contest

I am constantly amazed by people who base their decision about who to vote for as President of the US based on their like or dislike of the Presidential candidate’s running mate.

I cringe everything I hear or read statements such as:

“If Hillary was the VP candidate, I know I would then vote for Obama.”

or conversely:

“I really like Sarah Palin, so my vote is going to McCain.”

Unless I missed an amendment to the Constitution somewhere along the way, I think the President is still the Chief Executive and that the buck still stops in the Oval Office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington,DC USA, not in the VP’s office.  While VPs have no doubt provided advice and counsel to their bosses over the years, the fact remains that as Chief Executive, the President is the ultimate decision-maker.   And, in my opinion, the important issue here is which Presidential candidate is best qualified to lead the country over the next four years, not whether one likes or dislikes the VP candidate.

The Great Debate

Last night’s McCain/Obama debate met my expectations.  That is, it did nothing to change my opinion of either candidate one way or the other.  And I doubt very seriously if the remaining two debates will change my prospective vote.

Maybe I’m just too much of a pessimist (or realist) to think that either candidate’s campaign promises will come to pass.  Right now I’m more concerned with just what impact the current financial crisis will have on me personally.  Truth be told, neither candidate can do much of anything about the financial mess other than inherit it!

Maybe it is time to take my money and run…or at least stuff it under my mattress for a while. 🙁

Yes, I’m still here!

It’s been quite a while since I posted anything here, so guess it is time put up or shut up.  There is no particular reason I have not been heard from in a while.  All is well here and life goes on as usual.  Except for the constant bombardment of political ads on TV for both presidential candidates that should offend the sensibilities of anyone with an IQ above that of a fruit fly.