In an unprecedented break from my non-political tradition, I'm going to say something, and it's not going to be popular: I can't WAIT to vote. I am truly excited to vote for my candidate--whose name I shall not divulge because I don't enjoy hateful comments, which would be thrown at me no matter whose name I give. I'm not saying my candidate is perfect, but I like him. And I hope he wins, and I have a positive outlook for the future if he DOES win. Ha! There. I said the unthinkable thing. Call me naive, but I prefer to think of myself as. . . childlike.
Honestly, though, I'm tired of all the cynicism over politics. In my opinion, cynicism is often just an excuse to avoid thinking about things--I know, cause I've made the excuse so many times in my life. And enough with the media-blaming, already! We GET it! The media is biased. So what? The world is going to hell in a hand-basket, and there are no good candidates for president. I hear it every time we have an election. For once I would like to hear someone say something like, "I am so full of hope over this election that I just can't WAIT to vote!" But people would rather say "I don't know what I'm going to do because there are no good candidates and the whole thing is just such a mess that all I want to do is curl up on the couch and drink hot chocolate." Suck it up, dudes. Democracy ain't perfect, but it's the best thing we've got. We might as well try to drum up some enthusiasm for the process, especially since our country is currently trying to establish a democracy in other parts of the world.