Presidential elections are much like leap year. They come around once every 4 years and one day later no-one really gives a shit about them any more.
I don't vote, I don't care. I registered once in my lifetime and that was when I was forced to do it upon turning the arbitrary age of 18. That was 18 years ago and in all honesty I don't remember how I registered all these years later - probably as an independent though.
You see, I've never followed Politics. I remember being young, riding a school bus to - uh - school and talking about the presidential election and who everyone thought was going to win (and by think I mean just a bunch of kids repeating the ramblings or wisdom of their parents) and I remember knowing the name Ronald Regan.
After that I remember having an election that, to me boiled down to Bush or Cock and I told everyone that if I was voting it would be for Bush because what man is going to vote for Cock - and much to my prediction Michael lost that match up.
Also - and this sounds entirely random and made up - but every election that has happened since then I have made my predictions based on personal feelings and nothing to do with politics or national consensus or anything else and every single time I have been right, so far.
I knew Clinton was going to win because he was more of an every day American than Bush. He was fat and liked to eat fast food but at the same time was into banging broads. I knew bush Junior was going to win and even though I preached to the world that this country wasn't ready for a Black or a Woman to be in charge that whichever of the two made it through to the actual election would become president because, quite frankly, the other candidate was a pretty scary choice. Especially after choosing Palin as a running mate.
So to continue, or to break for that matter, my streak I'm using this public media forum to make my bold prediction and let the Apocalypse happen as it may.
You see, I just don't think Romney can win this thing. I think the guy has built his campaign around a million and one lies and has told them so much he believes them. Every time I think he is going to say something that makes sense he beats around the bush and doesn't actually give any information. His campaign is, from the little that I have observed, built 100% upon what Obama has NOT done in the past 4 years as president.
Here is my issue with that. I think Obama has just finally gotten to the point where the last 4 years of Republican bullshit has been finally cleaned up and he has an opportunity to make a difference. The economy crashed under the Republican watch but it just so happened that the Democrat took over while the ship was sinking and now all of the Republicans want to come out of the woodwork and talk about how the economy died with Obama in office while not admitting any blame for the mess that they helped to create and build before We The People got wise and kicked their asses out of the office.
Yeah, I guess you could say that in a two party electorial system I'm more Democrat than Republican but I think that's just because the last couple of decades the Republicans have given us shit to work with. Al Gore? Bob Dole? The crazy fucker from the last election? And now Mitt Romney?
I wish that any independent actually stood a chance so that it could become a real 3 party race but the fact is that the 3rd party gets so little attention that they really don't matter and seemingly only exist to be made a mockery of.
So, tomorrow (I'm writing this on the 5th no matter what day you read it on) I am going to wake up way too early and head out to work and after that I'm going to pretend that nothing special is happening. I'm going to go ahead with my day and enjoy it while trying to stay out of any political discussions.
Fact of the matter is that come November 7th nothing will have changed for me. I'm no longer below the poverty line but I sure as shit am not too far above it. I don't make enough income for the real politics to really affect me. Maybe if I were really part of the Middle class I'd care a bit more because I know that deep down the Republicans want to eliminate it and create a bigger divide between upper and lower. Whatever - that's for another time and place.
I've still got my bills to pay and I've still got my life to live.
To all of you who decide to vote - I hope your guy wins and that it makes a difference in your life.
To all of you who decide not to vote - that's your right as an American as well.
To all of those who haven't read my Facebook.....
My politician has a bigger dick than your politician!