Monday, October 27, 2008
Now, I will be the first to admit that I am not the most educated person when it comes to political matters... in fact it is difficult for me to have an intelligent conversation with other people about the political process because I am constantly found with the deer in headlights look. However to my own credit I will say that this year I have watched more debates, read more articles and paid more attention to other peoples rantings and ravings about the race than any other election to date. So you would think that with all of this effort on my part I would be decided and confident in the person I am going to vote for.
WRONG-O.... I am just a little perplexed here. I mean we have the entire United States of America full of people ( roughly 301,139,947), and these are the best two guys we came up with? I mean if we have to pick someone to represent America I just think we could have done a little bit more searching for candidates. Is it right that just because someone has been involved with politics their whole life that they are somehow better equipped for the job? It seems like people who spend their careers as a politician end up becoming a little warped...
That is why I feel that we need to re-think this whole election process.... so I came up with an idea and I wanted to know what you thought about it before I propose it to Washington for review. If you have any further suggestions let me know!
Next election I think we should go AMERICAN IDOL STYLE! Think about the popularity and mania around American Idol... if we could just harness that energy and diligence in searching the Nation for the best of the best, I think we could A. Weed out the weirdos B. Increase the youth vote C. Find the "very best" candidates from each state (Ok.... so I realize that we might attract more weirdos than usual if we create a national television program out of this... but don't worry there will be screening, drug tests, and background checks :)
So under this premise we go state to state holding tryouts (Regular rules apply must be 35 years of age, a native born citizen, and residents in the U.S. for 14 years). And widdle down the contestants to one from each state and send them to Washington! Through a series of one hour TV specials we make cuts and eliminations as voted on by the American Public. Until we come up with a substantial pool... like four people that we can choose from for the final vote. Then there will be a final two hour special to announce the winner!
Just think of the possibilities!!!!! I am thinking of getting Neil Diamond to Sing the Theme Song, something with the same feel as "We're Coming to America."
We will get a panel of judges to critique contestants answers to politically prevalent questions... like the reporters from Meet the Press and Dateline and all of those kinds of shows. Then perhaps for a little comic relief we ask Steven Colbert to be the host....
Ok, I hope you all know I am am kidding. But seriously I think it would reduce all the money spent on campaigning, and stupid commercials that tell you why not to vote for the other guy. Food for thought.... how do you think we could get better candidates to run for president?
Ps... Don't forget to VOTE!!!!!!!