By Braddah Lance
Every couple of years around election time - especially da "big one" - it gets ugly.
Da smear campaigns, da point da fingah and throw a lot of numbahs and/or stats cause your opponent did a few things "wrong" tactic and now da evah popular talk stink until you no can can smell tactic even though it may not come directly from da "campaign". And it gets worse da higher up da political ladder you go!
Wassup Wit Dat!
We all hear EVERY opponent say da samething: change dis, do dat, education, water/sewer, economy, stop da negative campaigning......... but I like see some ACTION!
Wat about all those talk stink ads dat supposedly no come from da opponents campaign but from "oddah political groups"? Why don't any of da opponents come straight out and say "sorry Hawai'i, those ads have not been authorized by me and I cannot agree about the tone and method of delivery these messages are sending. I ask that the negative campaigning against my opponent be stopped."
Nah, too classy yeah?
During every election, I ALWAYS go back to the movie, American President, and da speech from Michael Douglas,
We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections.
That is so true and I cannot understand why campaigning has become so "dirty". For once I like see somebody stand up and do da "right" thing! Save da "pointing of fingahs" at a debate so at least da person can either defend themselves or explain wat happened.
Do people change that much from being in da same position for so long? Can they be influenced that much by "big money"? Is dat why politicians lost da MAIN reason for going into politics, to make change for the betterment of a community/state/country by listening then acting on behalf of da people?
Are you heading to da polls today? Do you tink elections bring out da "worse" in people (cause I heard about some campaign supporters doing nasty stuff)? Do we see/hear about da true colors of our nations politicians at dis time? Wat is your "favorite" political commercial? Can't wait till you can watch normal tv?
I believe voting is critical and a right no citizen should over look no matter what the situation. If you really think about it, each vote you cast is saying that that politician is your voice, your choice so making sure you try and put that person in office is not to be taken lightly. There are many options available to vote these days and it's something that should be automatic like going to the bathroom.