“It’s On”

In Uncategorized on September 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

The fresh crisp air; fall is quickly approaching and yep, football is back. The bruising, the punishment, the gasp, oohs and ahhhs, the unbelievable, the remarkable, the “catch of the year” in the first game of the season. It is time for the unexpected, the protested, the “can you believe that just happen?” Through it all, football embodies the excitement, entertainment and thrill that keep me coming back for more. Yep, or wait, is that politics? Last week was the Republican National Convention, this week the Democratic National Convention. Head-to-head action, bruising blows, half-time adjustments, strategies and games.

This week’s DNC, one question, can it outdo Dana Owens’ (aka Queen Latifah) singing the national anthem??? Therefore, it begins, the jostling, the maneuverings, the back and forth. What can Romney do for you? Can you afford another 4 years of Obama?

The sports enthusiast in me loves it; the realist in me understands that this is not a zero-sum game. Moreover, the future has never looked so bright or bleak, depending on whom you listen to. And so, we will watch for the illegal hits and contact. We will watch the replacement refs with keen eyes. But when it comes to the vote, we can ill afford to watch with keen eyes alone: watch, educate, and act. Regardless of your views, in this representative democracy that makes us so great, we employ politicians. Let us not lose sight of the prize: preserve democracy, preserves our voice.


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