So today is a election day (I know, you had no idea until I informed you). For the first time since I turned 18, I will be abstaining from voting. I know, I know, I am being one of those cynical citizens who isn’t exercising my right or performing my duty or what not. In reality, my family has moved a lot over the last two years, and two months ago (when one must register in order to vote) I had no idea where I would be. So here I am, unregistered to vote, and really not that upset about it. I don’t have to pick the lesser of two evils at the poles (because lets face it, all of the candidates suck, or is that my cynicism poking its head out). I don’t have to pick someone, who will inevitably disappoint me, or do something that makes me embarrassed for voting for them, or just plain be a politician and not do what they promised because its political suicide.
In fact, if I were to vote this year, I think I would do some write in campaigns. Especially for governor of Texas (Am I the only one who, when Lyle Lovett sang the national anthem the other night thought that he would make a better governor than the choices we have before us?) And look what Nolan Ryan has done for the Ranger’s organization…think he make something happen with Texas Public Schools? In fact, pick a member of the Rangers organization and write them into any office and I think they could translate their success on the field to success in office (Hamilton 2012…). They may not have experience navigating the tricky political waters, but they know that drive and hard work can achieve what once seemed impossible…and that it takes a team to move forward.
Maybe for congress we could throw in Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights, or his TV wife Connie Britton. They have shown the know how to navigate moral and political issues with class and integrity. I hear they are pretty stand up people in real life as well. Coach Taylor knows how to get things done (“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose”).
Joel Osteen for senate? I know people disagree with him theologically, but who wouldn’t want someone that optimistic representing their state. Isn’t that why Obama got elected too? Sure optimism leads to disappointment, but we have to give the media something to talk about for the next two years.
Who are some people you would consider writing in?…the polls are open for 30 more minutes…