I don’t pretend to be an expert on politics. I’m pretty ignorant and apathetic like most college students.
But I think the reason I’m so disenchanted with it all is because what I want is honesty. Transparency. I want candidates to be utterly truthful to us. And I’m just not seeing that happen.
During the debates, several websites fact check what the candidates say. It was surprisingly frequent how many times the websites found a candidate spun or ignored the truth.
Romney cherry-picked his numbers when talking about oil production. Obama claimed Romney said something he never did. Romney did the same thing to Obama. Then there was that whole binder thing.
I’m tired of half-truths.
Many times the candidates just look like that girl in middle school who would say anything to get the other kids to like her.
But this middle school girl has a paid campaign manager telling her how to be cool.
Are we voting for a politician but electing his campaign manager?
It’s impossible to know what a candidate will actually do if elected. The problem is so many empty promises are made that can’t be fulfilled. We allot more power to the president than the position entitles them to.
I would really appreciate it if a candidate stood up and said this:
“Citizens of America, in reality, I actually have very little control over the economy or the policies made to control the economy.”
That sure would be refreshing.
What we really need is a president like the one in Independence Day. He was pretty awesome.