Picking a man or woman to be the leader of our country is never an easy task.
Debates occur, speeches are given and strong words for our country are declared.
But the worst part about the election process is the catty bickering that occurs back and forth between the two men or women running for presidency.
As a part of running for office, candidates make it a point to talk about what they will do for our country and why it would be an admirable decision for the country to vote for them.
But that is not all they talk about.
In the 2012 election champaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, comments fly back and forth between the two about what they are doing wrong, not doing at all and what they could do better than the other if they were chosen for office.
There is nothing I hate more than people belittling one another to get ahead in this world.
But the scary thing is that politics have become this way in 2012.
Instead of bad-mouthing one another, why not try a little harder to make yourself sound presentable and worthy of our country in the things you will do on your own, rather than pick at all the things the other candidate is doing wrong or not doing?
Few times in politics do the candidates really have original material to argue and make points with because usually old arguments are put back into play.
Let the past die, please.
Also, taking words and phrases out of context is a huge factor in the election that I cannot stand.
Romney and the Republican Party have lifted words Obama has said and taken them out of context more than once.
The phrase, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” was stated by Obama in a thorough speech about business and success that was taken out of context.
Romney took hold of this statement and presented it in a way that made Obama sound like he was foolish and that his words were hinting on the fact that, “Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple Computer or that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft.”
When it is put back into Obama’s speech, the phrase makes perfect sense and does not suggest what Romney stated at all.
This is a key example of why I hate politics.
You cannot turn on the television without seeing commercials of both candidates belittling one another or campaign pitches that point fingers at someone doing wrong.
Both candidates are responsible for doing this every year, and I really think it continues to get worse as the years go on.
Spending time reevaluating the issues in the country today, working forward and strategically to find solutions to the problems we are all dealing with, would be time well spent.
This constant bickering back and forth and “who did this” and “who did that” is not a way to be spending time and energy throughout the election.
People like myself, who do not like to get involved in politics, find it extremely irritating to see people constantly pointing fingers, never owning up to what has happened and seeing the world bad-mouthing either one of the candidates.
Every four years we have to pick a president; that is just how our system works.
It is never an easy task and the political system wastes a lot of valuable time making the country hate or love one of the candidates.
Someone should change the way this all works, come in strong, proud to be there and is reliable.
They should provide just straight facts, not belittling comments.
This is what makes me hate politics.