One thing’s fer shure. I ain’t runnin for president. Moose may consider it, though…
Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.
President Lyndon Baines Johnson, March 31, 1968 in the Oval Office, addressing Americans on live television
Who else has lost count of the number of elected officials who have at least formed exploratory committees?
I love the campaign process — standing on the sidelines, casting my ballot, being part of the change of power. No matter the political persuasion of the person being inaugurated the January following a presidential election, I squeal with delight at the peaceful change of power.
But I’m also a bit of a cynic. So I’m trying to figure out the dichotomy.
Americans and the media continually make presidental races more personal every year. More cut-throat. Scorched earth, not only for the candidate and his or her family, but for anyone who ever loved or cared about someone within 6 degrees of seperation.
Yet, it seems, more movers and shakers are willing to throw more money at more candidates so early in the election cycle.
Sadly, of all the choices right now, I can kinda sorta get interested in about 3. Another 3 give me the heebiegeebies. The rest just kinda make me roll my eyes or shrug.
One thing I know — I’ll be excited come the next inauguration day. Howze that for decidedly non-partisan?
100% independent-thinking American, I say. 😉