Not to get into a political discussion but

I’m heading out to vote – I’m completely disgusted with the entire election process and the crap I’ve been exposed to on TV, the radio, in print and I’m ready for it to be over.

Is it to much to ask for those running for public office to focus on THEMSELVES and what makes them worth electing.

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  1. Lol! not I don’t think so. we are also voting on Saturday and (like in the USA) cannot wait for it to be over… so much talk, so little action!Good luck today – you know all eyes are on the USA today, its the only topic on the TV here in New Zealand.

  2. I so appreciate this beautiful country we live in and all the freedoms we have but enough is enough. TWO YEARS of campaigning and spening OBSCENE amounts of $$ to get elected is enough to make me move to the moon (though fabric shops would most definitely be in short supply up there). I believe the UK adopted a practice where they only allow 4-5 months of campaigning prior to the election. I would be ALL for that if it were the case. Perhaps we need to start a grass roots movement to have such an bill passed to limit the time spent by the candidates on campaigning. OK … I’m not getting political here … I’m heading out from work to vote now … a freedom I greatly love, respect and appreciate but sooooo glad this one is almost over!Flatlander (Linda)

  3. I hear you, and I couldn’t agree more!I am sick of the blame game and the negative comments and outright untruths (okay, lies) told in many of the ads for local, state and national candidates. When will the public DEMAND that this type of campaigning stop?

  4. You are so right – and I think we should limit not only the time spent campaigning, but also the money. Enough is way, way too much this time. I voted this morning between the morning and noon rush hours – so I didn’t have that frustration, too!

  5. Amen, sista’s. Plus all the yak, yak for 2 years there is that horrendous amount of money that has been spent. That is a SIN in capital letters!!.

  6. Amen, sister! Let’s here it from the choir…seriously, 3 months of this should be sufficient to educate the public on issues positions and platforms…

  7. Hi from the UK. I too will be glad when it is all done and dusted. Mind you we will then have the why didnt he this and that lot on. Two years of a whole load of rubbish if you ask me. Our elections are long enough believe me, the public really do not want this. I know I dont.I hope you get the President you voted for.I hope whichever one it is, does some good, but then, what am I saying. These are after all said and done.Politicians. The only thing they are GOOD at is……lying to us. Joe public.Off my soap box now folks.

  8. I hear ya!Thankfully in Texas we have early voting so I voted 2 weeks ago. I’ve just tuned everything out since then. Do you think we will be any better off in the morning?

  9. I totally agree! No one was saying anything that I wanted to hear!I really enjoy your blog, I am from Minneapolis and have been gone 10 years. Miss it very much. Your pictures remind me of wonder places around the city.Thanks Mary!

  10. From the other side of the ocean, Japan wonders why the American process is so long. I don’t know what to answer to that. I guess I’ll be able to tell people that Americans living in America are getting tired of it all too!

  11. Apparently it is and I am glad it’s over also. Seems like this campaign has gone on for four years and no matter who wins, it’ll be business as usual.

  12. How did I miss this post? I had to laugh. I spent Monday night trolling the internet reading about the candiates one more time. One candidate talked about how he was a family man and a good hunter. This was the only thing he offered about his campaign. His issues link read “under construction”. His opponent got my vote.

  13. What a relief it is over! Except now in Minnesota we will wait and wait for the recount! I was also interested in the fact that these senators spent more time campaigning than doing the work we are paying them to do in Washington D.C. Hmmmm. Who was minding the store?

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