When I think about it, why are we having to decide now, almost a year from the general elections? Blame it on the candidates.
I might be wrong, but I can’t remember when the candidacy for President of the United States was announced by so many people almost two years before an election. It has been almost a year that daily news coverage on the Presidential race has been forced on us. The Election will be in November, 2008, eleven months from now. I’m already tired of it.
Even the state primaries have been moved up, each of the traditional early states trying to stay ahead of the power curve. I have always wondered why “what the people think” in Iowa and New Hampshire is so politically important. I guess it’s an ego thing, but it makes no sense to me. There must be some money involved!
Why are the polls considered “the truth” by so many, even when they change dramatically every few days? Who are these people being polled? I’m 60 years old and have never been called to answer any political poll questions. Makes me wonder when Huckabee moves from practically last in the polls to first in a day
It seems that the “Party Leaders” change in the polls after every debate. With our modern technology we get to see all the polls on TV, on the internet, and of course on the news. But there have been so many debates already I can’t imagine they make much difference at this point.
The news coverage has become so biased, it’s hard to know what to believe. The “news opinion” shows dominate, and whoever the news show commentator leans toward, we are presented his (or her) personal point of view. Journalistic fairness requires equal treatment, whether in TV or in newspapers. Good luck finding an unbiased report.
All of the candidates talk about some type of reform. It might be health care, or the education system, or the tax laws, or immigration. I think they should look at reforming the election process as a priority, especially how it pertains to candidacy announcements and state primaries. We should not be distracted from national and world events to decide on who might be the next president two years before an election.