1. So I can have my home phone back. Anyone else tired of political recordings on your answering machines? (You hipster people without home phones have no idea what I'm talking about, do you?...Oh, just go eat some more hummus and quinoa.)
2. I'm tired of Facebook messing with my ability to like certain people. Is it too much to ask to be able to stalk nearly complete strangers without being subjected to political talk??? Let's get back to good old fashioned bragging and cryptic cries for attention.
3. All this talk of whether or not I'll have Medicare or Social Security when I need it in 20 years is downright depressing. Let's talk about whether or not I'll get some cowgirl boots for Christmas, instead. (Is anybody lis-ten-ingggg? I said BOOTS...size 9...)
4. I'm tired of politicians in khaki pants and rolled up sleeves of their starched shirts kissing babies and shaking hands. Let me see them AFTER the election helping those in need. Then, let's see whose sleeves are still rolled up!
5. Who else is ready for some different material for the news reporters? (Perhaps...more of the truthful variety, hmm?)
6. Because once this election business is over, maybe our divided country can focus on something happy--like Christmas and Black Friday sales and having to park 3 miles from the Walmart entrance.
7. Rudolph and Frosty and 34th Street Miracles...instead of Barry and Mitt and Candy disasters...
8. So I can stop obsessively checking the top news sites right before turning out the light. Political news is not the best inducer of sweet dreams.
9. Because I am ready for this knot in the pit of my stomach to go away...
10. Surely God is tired of hearing prayers for each group's "savior." I bet He's ready to have us focus on the One and True Savior. The One who will be able to balance the budget...the One who cares not only about the middle class and the poor, but also the wealthy...the One who will wipe away tears, and the need for Medicare, and the fear of nuclear weapons.
The One who not only reaches out to shake our hands and kiss our babies, but tells us that He loves us. The One who not only speaks promises, but stretches out his arms, and provides a way to fulfill His promise.
THAT is whom I vote for. In Him, is where I place my trust.
All the rest...is just a distraction.
How are YOU feeling about the election?