I try not to write about politics much on my blog as opinions run high and sometimes hot on the subject but after reading a post over at Tar Heel Ramblings where Lee was brave enough to stick his toes into the political waters for a bit, I finally thought of a question to ask this week other than how's the weather in your neck of the woods or if you could be any kind of sandwich, what would you be?
Do you think there should be a cap on not only political spending on campaigns but also a cap on the amount of time a candidate can spend campaigning?It's only February with a full ten months to go before we get to the actual Presidential election and I have to say that I am heartily sick of the whole thing. I'm sick of the negative campaigning, I'm sick of the posturing, and I'm sick of the news media leading the entire fray. This has been going on for well over a year now and I honestly don't see any need for it at all.
As Lee pointed out, if there was a cap on spending then it
"would eliminate the buying of the office. In fact, it might even open up the possibility that truly qualified people might be able to run for the office. Too many good candidates are not able to run because of the money issue. And to a certain respect, the same principle needs to be applied all the way down to the local level. The size of a bankroll should not have an influence in any way on who gets into office."Add on the fact that if campaigns were time-restricted it would also eliminate the need for a candidate to have millions and millions of dollars in order to go the distance of a lengthy and drawn-out fight. And a fight is exactly what our political campaigns have become - ugly fights, below-the-belt fights, unnecessary fights, fights between people who want to become the ruler of our nation yet don't have the maturity to act like civil adults, fights that this one registered voter is sick to death of.
How about you?? Oh, and as to that sandwich question - bologna seems to work well with this post, does it not??