Thursday, August 28, 2008
The money spent on political conventions disgusts me. Our country's economy is in trouble because of all the in-house government spending in the form of perks paid to our elected officials. And the federal government is only the beginning.
Granted, a lot of the money raised before election time comes out of the pockets of the politicians themselves and donations from supporters. However, once elected we taxpayers foot the rest of the bill, and it's a hefty one.
Don't get me wrong. I like Barrack Obama. He's wise beyond his years, smart, and a shot in the arm this country needs. His choice of a running mate speaks to his wisdom and strategic planning. I also know that continual marketing is necessary to get into the oval office. BUT, isn't there a better, more cost effective way to do this?
I'll probably listen to Obama's acceptance speech tonight, only because it's a genuine moment in history. After that I'm going out to the barn and enjoy a good horse laugh with my equine friends. As far as I'm concerned, all the political rhetoric is horse pucky. I'd rather shovel it than listen to it.