Monday, August 18, 2008

How He Will Improve Our Lives?

So , Obama is getting a little heat for a lack of "specifics" in his hope message . That is certainly a legitimate and fair criticism. What stood out for however me in reading the NYTimes piece was the comment made by the Governor of Tennessee, Phil Bredesen,

"Instead of giving big speeches at big stadiums, he needs to give straight-up 10-word answers to people at Wal-Mart about how he would improve their lives.”

special emphasis on the last thought--how he would improve their lives. Politicians are so unbelievable in their arrogance. Instead of worrying about improving my life for me, why not spend a couple minutes and think about ways to stop screwing up our lives. How about figuring out ways to deal with the multi-trillion dollar unfunded liabilities we face in the not too distant future?All these guys know how to do is promote themselves, their careers and spend our money-- please Governor Bredesen don't worry about "improving my live"--I'll focus on that.

On a serious note, it is exactly this expectation that some guy is going to come into office and be able to somehow magically change the world and make everything better. With those kind of expectations going in is it any wonder that we become so disappointed with those we choose to lead us?

2 comments:

Brian Flagg said...

Philly what's up brother? Let's all put our collective heads together and elect Obama so we can get out of this funk. We can't survive another 4 years of "Bush-y" politics. Johnny Boy McCain is an extension of the Texas Chain Saw massacre. - Brian F. - The Ex-GlobalSpecker

Rrramone said...

He gave quite a few specifics last night, and in my judgment it's pretty easy to spot the differences between where we are now v. where we were 8 yrs ago. Who we elect to lead (the entire team) does matter.