|Mission Point Lighthouse|
The photo at the left is of Mission Point Lighthouse, located north of Traverse City, MI. It has nothing to do with what I'm writing, but I was there last week and decided it looked peaceful, something we all need a bit off these days.
I think it may have been providential or at least a divine hint West Michigan was hit with a major thunderstorm last night during the debate and the dish kept losing the signal from the satellite. I could have attached a regular antenna or have gotten the debate off the internet, but instead I took naps between the interruptions. What little I heard sounded like the first two debates. These spectacles have become a great platform for our two candidates to spout off their talking points and platitudes. We got to hear the President’s claims about hunting down Bin Laden and other bad guys and Romney’s five point plan and how he is going to create 12 million jobs. Personally, from what little I saw of the debates last night, I’m beginning to think Romney has a god-complex. He makes it sound like he will, single-handedly, regardless of what anyone else does, create these jobs. Obama was a little like that in 2008, but he’s been humbled by his four years in office. Both of these guys use way too much “I” language. They should be talking about what we can do together, but that would mean hardwork is expected from everyone, but it seems no one wants to hear that. I also felt that this “foreign policy debate” was anything but. Maybe a better format would be a geopolitical quiz where they play each other in a trivial pursuit type game. At least then we might learn who has the best understanding of the world. Or, we should invite at least one third party candidate into each debate. This third clog in the wheel would serve as the loose cannon on deck, forcing each candidate to jump off their well-scripted talking points and maybe we’d actually learn something new.
The good news is that we’re going to have a good World Series (and if the Tiger’s win, it’ll be a great World Series). The bad news is that every inning will bring more political ads…