Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Mindless Middle

One of the highest officials in our state mentioned yesterday that he hadn’t yet decided who to vote for in the presidential race. I was shocked, as I’d always considered the man honest and intelligent. I don’t believe in making snap decisions, but the differences between candidates are so obvious at this point that no person of reasonable intelligence can possibly have an excuse for not having made up their mind. I’ve noticed though, that in nearly every election, it’s not the balance of the folks on opposite sides of the debate that makes the final decision, it’s those moody, namby-pamby, mindless people in the middle who waffle until the last minute that choose the direction of our nation. I find that scary.

Personally, I have more respect for those that are on the other side, than those mindless souls in the middle who apparently either have no clue what’s going on, or have no trust in their own ability to know right from wrong or good from bad. Yes, I realize that politics is more a matter of shades of grey (actually, brown may be the best term), but things have gone on long enough at this point for the facts to be obvious. You either gamble with change, or you cling to the status quo. Either side should be decided by this late date.

The only reason other than cluelessness for not knowing your mind at this point, would be if some folks are simply such mercenaries that they’re waiting to see which side offers them the most personal perks. I don’t have any respect for them either way. © 2016


Chickenmom said...

It's always been that way. Greed usually outweighs common sense. We can only hope this election changes that a bit.

Sixbears said...

The politician is probably waiting to see which way the wind blows.

Gorges Smythe said...

So we can, Cm.

I suspect you're right, Sixbears.