Today: Apr 14, 2024

Upcoming elections seem more like a circus

KRISTEN O’DONNELLStaff Writer

The upcoming election has one thing about it for sure—it will be a circus. The current president is acting like he might not try to obtain his position for another term. This act of his is making me believe that he really is a politician. (Originally, I was naïve in thinking that he was a poor man who built himself into the American Dream by becoming the most powerful man on the planet.) So I must admit, he is just as much of a politician as the guy he ran against. (McCain, for those of you who do not remember the 2008 campaign.)

Obama’s potential competition includes: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. I must reiterate that I believe the soap operas were cancelled because this race is full of drama, corruption and stupid behavior to have the country glued to every move these people make.

Perry was a favorite until he tried to debate. I say “tried” because after watching the awkwardness for several minutes, I began to think that he never has done this. I was saying to myself, “he must have prepared, read up on and memorized some facts.” This is a debate. However, I believe that what I believe as common sense, some lack. Perry, if you are reading this, please fire the person who was supposed to prep you. You just lost the biggest debate, and this made you lose the nomination.

Next is Christie. Well, all I have to say about this is that the press says he is running. He says he is not. Maybe someone should listen to him. A month ago, Christie was sent to the hospital after having heart palpitations. (He realized Jersey Shore went to Italy and panicked. Then someone told him it was only temporary.) He calmed down and returned to business. He showed them. He took away tax credits to make them pay! (Literally.) So, I say Christie has enough problems in Jersey. I mean who can keep up with “The Situation?” Give the guy a break; he has enough going on in Jersey. If he goes to Washington, who will want to go take his place? Um, not me.

I thought Palin would be the epitome of foolishness. Think about it, she only had six months in the public eye during the last campaign. This time she has over a year to make a fool of herself. I think that she was too busy gazing out the back window at Russia instead of peeking in the room down the hall where her daughter was trying to become a character on “Teen Mom.” If she can’t control her household, she can’t control a country!

I was proven incorrect though. Palin does not win the role of the “village idiot” in this race. That role has been saved for Bachmann. Her Tea Party antics, commenting on the hurricane being a punishment from God, and my favorite- the swine flu in the 70s came at a time when a Democrat was in office (Carter). She was mistaken; former President Ford, a Republican, was in office.

This election is better than paying the $12 ticket to the movies, $8 for popcorn, $6 for soda. Just sit home and watch CNN and FOX (opposing parties) partake in the making/breaking of the candidates. I guarantee it will be a better show than “Two and a Half Men.” Actually, now that I think about it, Charlie Sheen will probably put his name on the ballot. Bet he comes in before Bachmann!

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