Thursday, July 30, 2015

Keeping my Sanity

I could be wrong...
But I'm seeing a lot fewer news stories, blogs and political posts about the current GOP presidential hopefuls.

Actually, I'm not wrong.
I am seeing fewer of them. That's not to say that there are fewer of them. I have just decided that they are not news. Political hopefuls are catering to the radical fringes of their respective parties at this point in the primary polls. They are saying things that will get them party recognition and outrageous things that will get them in the news.

Politicians know that the American public is largely uninformed and are banking on name recognition over an informed voter making the decision about a future presidential candidate.

What ever the case, I'm ignoring it all. When somebody asks if I heard what insert presidential candidate said, the answer is NO!
I haven't heard it. I don't care what it is. And I don't really want to hear it.

I am skimming past the social media posts that have to do with any of this garbage and letting the candidates position themselves without my caring a single bit. When it comes time to make a decision about a primary election (still more than six months away in MO) I'll begin to pay attention to credible news sources and decent blogs or articles. By that time, I'm sure the field will have been whittled down and most of the crazier ones will be out of the running.
Then, after the primaries, the remaining candidates can back track on the outrageous things they said to get their party vote and begin to say things to win the general election.

For now, it's all just background noise. I think I'll keep it that way.
As much as I enjoy social media, I'm finding that limiting my time and managing what I read has been very good for my sanity and attitude.

I may just end up being a social hermit that is happily ignorant of the things that seem to be driving everybody else crazy!

John <><


Bilbo said...

Thanks for giving the rest of us hope! Of course, I lost my sanity long ago, but it's the thought that counts!

Mike said...

"...the American public is largely uninformed..."

About what? What are we talking about? I'm confused.