Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Change???

The candidates are polishing up the rhetoric and talking and talking and talking. Yawn. Just think we only have ten more months of this. Of course at some point the field will be narrowed to two and there will then be a sprint to the finish. Who will win the White House? At this point it is still a question. There are a lot of primaries to go and a lot of speeches still to be made. The one word that all of those running for the office of President of the United States is "change". Change? Even some news reports have caught on to this question. It seems like every one running for any office uses, or over uses the word. Watch MSNBC, Fox or CNN. What do we see? The word "change" is flowing like a river. Everyone says they plan to change the course of the country. They all want changes in government. Obviously, there will be change for the Republicans. Mr. Bush can't run again. Now the Republicans have to decide who will be the new standard of the party. Let's see, we had eight years of the elder George and eight years of the younger. Jeb is not available. So who do they choose? That will be a change, no Bush. Now what?


The Democrats are calling for change. At least that is the one word they use over and over. Clinton, Obama, Edwards and everybody else running keep telling us they want change for the country. I wonder if some people may be wary of Mrs. Clinton because of Bill. Some may feel that would not be a real change cause he would be "advising" Hillary. Yet Democrats keep saying they want change but isn't that what they tried recently? Gee. I thought that is what Nancy and all her pals wanted to do when they took control of the House. Right? What happend to all the changes they were going to make? They were not going to rubberstamp whatever Mr. Bush wanted. Yeah, they changed a lot. Now let me see, what were those promises they made? The Democrats promised change. They apparently forgot the old adage "the more things change, the more they stay the same". Did they change anything? Uh...

At this point I wonder if there will be any real change. Our country has some real problems. We need someone with courage and determination. Just saying we need a change won't mean anything. Tears won't mean anything. Hoarseness from speaking won't mean anything. Shaking hands won't mean anything. We live in a country that used to be admired and feared. We have a country like no other, a model of democracy. We must change. We must change for the better. Politicians can talk about change and how they want to make this country better. But talk is one thing, action is another. Ultimately, in November, we will have to make the choice. We will be able to choose the leaders of our government. Who we choose to represent us could change the course of History. Then again, we have hoped for change before. We have even voted for change. Will we see any? I guess that will depend on a person's point of view. Think I'll change the tv channel. Wonder what movie is on TMC. Probably one I have seen before, kind of like the politicians.

7 comments:

quilly said...

It won't matter who we vote into office until "We the people" change. Less privilege and more accountability. Less talk, more action. Less greed, more cooperation -- from the bottom up.

As long as we insist on our Hummers and 54" LCD/HD TVs in our 300K homes while people elsewhere -- even right down the street -- live in cardboard boxes and starve, this country will continue to deteriorate.

Jill said...

Bingo! Well said! Now if we all would just think about this.

Dr.John said...

There will be little change. The candidates spending the most money will buy the nomination. That won't change. They will not have the backbone to stand against the one's that gave them the money. That won't change. Business as usual.

pineapple said...

Wow! And I thought I was cynical. I think a good leader can change the world. Just like a crappy one can really screw things up. I think that there are still people out there that believe that too. Certainly the folks in New Hampshire did because more people voted in the Democratic primary and it is historically a "red" state. That seems like they have some faith. And I think that is a good start.

maria said...

Let's put it this way: big businesses buy the candidates. So when the winner enters the White House he "owes" a lot to them and generally bends to their "DEMANDS".

It would be wonderfully refreshing to see a leader who is not afraid of changing all that....

Marie

cube said...

I'm old enough to remember that change was in the air when others (not me) elected Jimmy Carter to the White House. Yikes!

cube said...

pineapple: NH was a red state until the Massachusetts liberals moved in to avoid the high taxes they voted for in Mass.