I wrote a post about elections and politics this morning and then I deleted it. I just don’t have the kind of blog where I step up on a soap box to rant and rave about politics. In fact, as I realized last night, I don’t rant and rave about politics in general. It’s not that I don’t feel like there’s something to rant or rave about mind you – you should have read my deleted post – it’s just that some people get so very, very touchy about politics that I prefer to stay out of the fray.
I was excited to vote yesterday, but I’m always excited to vote. I’m the kind of geek that reads candidate’s platforms (the Internet makes this so much easier). I’m the kind of person that reads about each race and tries to make a conscious decision. I’ve never voted a straight ticket in my life. I’m the kind of parent that takes my kids with me to vote and hopes to instill in them some sense of civic pride, obligation and duty.
So, on this day after the election, I don’t want to spend my time listening to people who are angry and ‘fighting mad.’ I don’t want to talk about people who say they sent a message to Washington and that message is ‘hell no.’ I’m so tired of politics seeming to just be against something instead of moving forward. Instead of being angry, let’s focus on caring enough to do your best – whether you’re just a voting citizen or a newly elected representative.