I’ll admit that I’m not paying all that much attention to the upcoming elections. I mailed in my absentee ballot yesterday. And it was pretty much of a yawner. I figure that no matter who you vote for nothing really changes all that much. Sorry Barack.
And I voted for Barack and the Dems two years ago. Not this time around. Why? Because as a group they are wusses. They are as bad as the John McCain Republicans. As best I can tell the Dems essentially have no message during this campaign. They aren’t necessary in favor of the economic stimulus package. But they ain’t against it either. Health care reform may be good. Maybe not. I hate to think what would happen if they had to take a stand on baseball’s designated hitter rule. I digress.
Anyway, the Dems have become like Republicans: wusses.
And this isn’t just the rant of a pajama-clad citizen journalist. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendall — a Democrat — said the same thing last night on one of the TV talking head show. Here’s from a Washington Post blog:
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) called members of his party “a bunch of wusses” during an appearance Wednesday on CNN’s “Parker Spitzer.”
“We’re running from the things that we’ve done, running from the things we believe instead of saying, ‘Here’s what we stand for,’ ” Rendell said in discussing the midterm elections.
In large part that to me explains the attraction of Tea Party candidates. They say what they stand for — and they don’t appear to be clogging the center like the majority of other candidates.
And it appears to me that a lot of people are now willing to lose an election — based on what they stand for and believe in — than just turn the seat over to one of the wusses, Democrat or Republican.