Monday, August 30, 2010
She can't find a candidate that she can believe in. She can't find a candidate that she mostly agrees with and she doesn't understand how she can prioritize to just one topic and vote according to candidate positions on that topic.
I'm sure I can find fifty other people in the span of the next fifteen minutes that agree with her.
Perhaps the problem with our country is not so much the politicians as it is the plain old citizens - the ones that are uninspired, apathetic, and too busy to care or notice what's happening. Perhaps the problem with our state is that its citizens aren't demanding more accountability, more access, and more information. Perhaps the problem with our democracy isn't the vote, but the voters themselves.
To paraphase something Treasurer Giannoulias said in his address, things in Washington aren't going to change until elected officials quit serving their party and themselves and recognize that they are serving the American public.
Perhaps things in Washington (and Illinois!) aren't going to change until each and every ordinary citizen does exactly the same.