Monday, June 30, 2008

The Country IS Going Green!

Can you imagine being able to lend yourself ten million dollars? Like Hillary did? Plus the many other politicians who have tried to buy their way into office. Some succeed. Some do not.

I have trouble scraping together enough to fill my car and put groceries on the table. Multi million is not in my vocabulary nor my bank account. Yet the amount the political candidates have raised is staggering. Hillary raised, including the loan to her own campaign, $229,442,038. Obama raised $287,397,945!

Now the speculation is McCain, who is low man with a mere $119,595,596, could put aside his personal dislike of Mitt Romney and have him on the ticket! Why? According to Politico it's because of his ability to raise - all together now - MONEY!

The trillions we're frittering away on Bush's war is bad enough, but all this to elect a President? Think of how many FEMA trailers that could provide for victims of natural disasters - past, present and future. Think of how many senior centers or homeless shelters that could fund. Could it ease social security or medicare? There is so much need in our country today I could go on and on.

I guess what's gnawing at me is the idea it seems more about the money to win the Presidency than it is about what and who is best for the country. It's like the country's greatest spectator sport. We, the voters, are watching this spectacle play out before us yet we have little voice. Sure, we can vote but at this point in the campaign I wonder if we're being heard amid the clamor of the race. When more scrutiny is given to regional appeal and money raising capabilities rather than the actual qualifications of the one who will be but an incident away from moving into the Presidency, it seems to me the candidates are prostituting themselves.

Guess who ends up getting screwed!

1 comment:

Ted said...

It appears that it’s all down to Alaska Gov Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney, and team Romney fears Palin now has the best shot, so Romney camp is mounting a blogosphere-wide assault via Politico.

The tip-off that Politico is just a “promote Romney” piece is that it mentions EVERY NAME in the next two tiers of Veep prospects EXCEPT SARAH PALIN!!! — even names far more unlikely than Palin (since Romney camp knows Palin is the ONLY ONE who tops — I’ll say tops by far — Romney as McCain’s best pick).

Bottom line, Romney and Politico fear Palin most — as do the Dems and the MSM. (By the way, the Dems and MSM do not fear Romney the most — which says a lot.)

AOL, a main on-line pro-Obama/pro-Dem player, is now carrying the Politico piece promoting Romney buzz.

Clearly AOL wants McCain and the GOP to lose the general elction — hence they gladly promote Romney (no mention of Palin).

Also, CNN had Romney — kind of out of the blue — attacking Obama. Again, CNN, wanting McCain and the GOP to lose, gladly promotes Romney (to attempt to avert the Palin threat).

All the media frenzy which will surround the remarkable Palin “story” — essentially free to McCain — will be worth millions and millions of dollars of coverage and PR (more money than Romney would provide anyway).