Political campaign ending at long last

Well, at long last, the presidential campaign is ending. It will be over on election day, Tuesday. And not a minute too soon.
Some would-be voters said to me, “If I had heard much more chatter out of them, I was beginning to be convinced that the best choice for me to make was to choose not to vote for either one of them.”
The race to be the number one occupant of the White House cannot be confused with the happy words of that cheerful, jumpy, joyful song that says: “Those were the days, my friend, we thought they’d never end.”
True, we thought the campaign speeches would never end, but many listeners felt that “never has so much been said about so little.”
And never has so much been promised, and time will show, so little delivered.
Some commentators, in reporting on the debates, have said that often the behavior was childish in the debates and did not show the maturity we have a right to expect of candidates for President of the United States.

I don’t recall any other presidential candidates engaging in as much juvenile name-calling as has been included in the speeches in this 2012 campaign.

There was more mud-slinging than a road building machine slings in building a major highway.

The question now is: “Can either candidate straighten out the mess this great nation finds itself in?”

Time will tell. It always does.



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