The Clear Message

There is a clear message in the upcoming Presidential Contest in November.  It’s Money!  For the past several months I have watched the Barack Obama email blasts to the world.  There is little about policy or about directions and lately it is all about money.  Romney’s campaign is doing the same.  They are begging for cash to outspend the other combatant.

Here’s a quote from the latest BHO email…

“We’re getting out raised — a first for a sitting president, if this continues. Not just by the super PACs and outside groups that are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into misleading ads, but by our opponent and the Republican Party, which just out raised us for the second month in a row.”

“We can win a race in which the other side spends more than we do. But not this much more.”

What is the message here?  Clearly this is about how the incumbent’s view this contest.  It’s certainly clear that Obama believes that more contributions equate to more votes and more power at the polls.  Does this indicate that our government is for sale?  Yes… but we all knew that and realize our legislature buys what it wants just like lobbyists and big businesses.

Whatever happened to campaigns based on moral fiber?  Whatever happened to what is important for the country?  Where are the platforms?  Where are the issues?  Pandering for cash to defeat the other contestant or to outspend him in the contest is ludicrous.  Is this what’s best for our country?  Is this how we now value our legislators?  Obviously there is funding involved and you need to be quite wealthy to even run for a public office, but the indications are that the more you spend the better your chances of winning the top prize!  I must be totally deluded.  I thought this was about selecting the correct and most effective leader for this country, not financial popularity!

Our government is off track and in a tangle of weeds thinking that by spending more they will win more.  They probably will, too.

I just had a flash… 

This is our country.  We are greedy and we do measure validity using a monetary yardstick.  We do look at things and judge their effective power by their cost.  If an item costs $10 versus one that costs $1000 the more expensive item is better by a factor of 100.  So if Romney out-spends Obama by $1,000,000,000 he is more effective and much better by virtue of the money he spends. It’s YOUR MONEY! 

I get it!  We don’t give a tinker’s damn about the issues.  We could care less about what each contestant promises to do for this country.  All we care about is how much the campaign costs and we vote for the BOOB that raised the most!  Damn this is simple.

So pay no attention to the party behind the curtain and disregard all the tripe these two idiots spew…  Just wait for the final tally and vote for the one that raised the most money! 

Son of a bitch, it comes down to a contest of $$$$$.  So here’s a suggestion.  Since Congressional votes, Presidential Votes, and Supreme Court votes are for sale, why not spread all that campaign money where it will do the most good: to the people.  Let’s face it friends, we are all mercenary.  We can all be bought.  So why not allow us, the people, to sell our votes like the big guys?

I am offering my vote to the highest bidder.  I will be accepting bids through November 1st, 2012.  The winner will be notified by email in advance of the election.  I confidently request that you all do the same.  Let’s put all that money in the hands of the people – where it will do the most good.  Advertisers and videographers already have enough.  Why not put those contributions to work for a good cause… ME!

 “X deserves to be president because X has rich and influential friends!”  X raised over a BILLION DOLLARS to buy my place in history.  X is better because X has more…  Isn’t this what we as Americans’ really believe?  The one with the most is better than everyone else?  Don’t we deify the wealthy?  Don’t we listen when they speak?  Don’t we follow their every movement?  Aren’t we insanely jealous of their position and power? 

How sad that we measure worth by numbers on a ledger rather than by humanitarian contributions or personal values.  It is even sadder that our incumbent and his adversary think that this is the measure by which we select leaders.

Unfortunately, it probably is…