Why People Vote on American Idol and Not For American Presidents
I know. I'm supposed to vote right? Everyone is blasting their pics all over Facebook with their "I Voted" stickers. I'm supposed to feel guilty for not voting because "my vote matters" so they say. We hear how horrible it is that young people vote more on American Idol than they do for American Presidents, or how people get more passionate about Football than they do about the country's next leader. Well, the answer to why is pretty simple I think.
American Idol and Football have one thing in common. They both have a singer, player, or team that people ACTUALLY like. Of course you're going to vote or cheer for something or someone who stands for something you're passionate about. That's the problem with Presidential candidates. I know very few people who ACTUALLY like the person they're voting for. Almost everyone I know is voting for the person they hate least, rather than the one they feel has an interest in what matters to them.
It's been so long since we have seen a president or even a presidential candidate who embodied what it is to be an american, that we can't even remember what it's like to not settle. What Happened to the JFKs and the Teddy Roosevelts of the world? Where are our Martin Luther Kings? Where are our Malcolm X's? Where are the Rosa Parks of the world? Where are the people we read about in history books? What happened to the men and women that were so much larger than life in their ideals, that they changed an entire generation? At least when we vote for someone on American Idol, we know there's still a human being left inside them. I don't honestly think I can say the same for politicians these days, but that's just my opinion.
I apologize for the rant, but this is the most depressing election in the history of a country that once settled for nothing less than greatness.