I’m on record as favoring a shorter political campaign season. When a presidential campaign drags on for a year or two, well it’s just too long. There are too many opportunities to say something out of context, to stumble and trip over some mistake.
Politicians pay a high price these days for making mistakes. What with the internet and YouTube, is it any wonder that people put no trust in their elected leaders? They need to share some responsibility for what we do. They elected us.
As soon as Barack Obama trips up I’m ready with criticism. Then I trip up. It never ends. We both pay a political price for such mistakes. He called white folks bitter. I said something about sniper fire.
We pay the gaffe tax for such blunders which mean so little to voters who also have a brain. It’s the rest of them that help get us elected.