Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 23, January 27

Have you been watching the political debates? My husband watches them faithfully. I have to admit that I don't watch them with the same interest as he does. Nor do I pay a great deal of attention to the insults that candidates hurl at each other.

To tell the truth, I tend to tune out when candidates get down and dirty with mud-slinging and finger-pointing. If they have nothing to say for themselves other than to criticize their opponents, I can't believe they have much to offer.

I recognize this attitude as unrealistic, even naive. This is not to say that I don't try to stay informed. I believe that each of us has a responsibility, a duty even, to vote for the best man or woman for political office. That doesn't mean, however, that I have to listen to the middle-school age level insults issued by candidates.

This I know for sure: if an individual truly has something to offer, he or she has no need to stoop to name-calling.


  1. I actually ended up watching a bit of last night's debate with Devin, probably because I was too tired to get off the couch. And yes, there were plenty of insults hurled.

    Can't we all just get along?

  2. Absolutely, Jane! I've heard many people saying the same thing. Surely we can't be that small of minority!