A Not-So-Political Post
Posted at The Morning Center:
One of the following things is true about you:
- You haven’t been on Facebook or Twitter AND you haven’t turned on a TV or radio in the last six months.
- You’re aware there’s an election coming up next month.
Since you’re reading a blog post, I’m going to assume you’re in group #2.
Elections can be fun and crazy. Even when there’s no Presidential candidates at the top of the ticket the even year elections can cause quite a frenzy on social media and at dinner parties. People have a lot of passion about their candidates and issues and sometimes we find the conversations descending into arguments faster than a Ferarri gets to 60 MPH from a standstill.
Because of that, you may be tired of talk of the election. You may be telling Facebook “show me more” of the cute baby and cat pictures while muting some of your friends on Twitter for the next 30 days. And you’re here, reading this post and thinking, “what have I gotten myself into now?”
I don’t want to talk to you about the election. You can get that elsewhere. I’m not going to rehash the recent SCOTUS confirmation hearings. For 5 minutes today I’m going to tell you I don’t care who you vote for or even if you vote because you have plenty of people reminding you about that.
But I am going to talk to you about politics.