Super Tuesday is over. Did it ever really live up to the hype repetitively provided around the clock by television pundits? I’d say in Georgia the pre-hype did not live up to expectations. There are roughly 5.7 million registered voters in Georgia. Just barely over one million voters showed up to vote in last Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Primary. Not even 20 percent.
In my opinion, this will be one the most important elections in the history of this country. So why are people not engaged?
Could it be that most Americans are tired of the constant democrat versus republican rhetoric that has bogged Washington and states alike? Or could it be that people are tired of the constant scandalous and sordid details of candidates and politicians on both sides of the aisle? (i.e. - Who cheated on their wife this week, or which intern slept with a member of congress this week?)
Are people withdrawing because they have grown tired of lies and false promises made by candidates and politicians? Corruption? Pockets being lined by an endless supply of lobbyists that persuade elected officials to vote outside of the will of the people? Ad infinitum!
I believe that people are not getting out to vote because the simple truth of the matter is that voters are not getting excited about candidates or politicians. Why? Because they expect their representatives to be better than they are. Simply put, they want a candidate that has CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY! It’s either that or voters are just LAZY!
Our country is begging for leadership at this particular hour. We desperately need candidates that have strong values, are honest and will not bend or waiver in their beliefs.
What if Abraham Lincoln had not had strong character? He believed that slavery was morally wrong, so much so, that our country fought a bloody war to end slavery. Are we better off today because of Lincoln’s character? Absolutely!
While on the other hand, Nixon’s character cost him his presidency.
There is a Chinese proverb that states, “If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.” Why do we seem content on crooked shadows?