Presidential politics is upon us again. I am a political junkie by heart. Ergo, I enjoy these wars. Generally. Especially the last one. The Obama/Hillary engagement was history making!
However…..it has been my thought for years that Presidential clashes are much too long and in most instances boring. The day to day skirmishes have the media drawing on the mundane to create a news release.
My solution. Lets pass a law (1) setting the time frame for a Presicdential campaign and (2) have the government finance the campaign.
Sixty days would seem appropriate for the candidates to duke it out. A limited dollar budget would work, also. Say $1,000,000 a piece. TV would be required to provide free time as a public service.
The money part of the above would significantly help in reducing money’s influence in and on government.
Some what similar provisions with different time and money frames would be be provided for primaries.
My plan is not set in stone as to the details. It is the concept I am suggesting.
The concept is offered more as food for thought. Chew on it. Think about it. Discuss it with friends and associates. A small start. Recall however that big trees from little acorns grow!
Yesterday was soft and easy.
Time with Lisa in the morning. Her new business is becoming an old business. As of September 1, it will be three months old. The marketing business is doing well. I am impressed. I take fatherly pride in her accomplishment to date. She is already helping several businesses to move ahead with their social media marketing activities.
Lisa’s business is called The Social Suite and can be found at TheSocialSuite.com.
I enjoyed my own company at lunch. Sat alone by the pool. Made a sandwich. Wrote a bit. Floated in the pool with a noodle and thought a bit.
I had a mid afternoon visit with my heart doctor. We are working on my blood pressure. The numbers are out of whack. I last saw the doctor two weeks ago.
The new numbers were down a bit, but not by much. He doubled one of my blood pressure medications. I am to see him again in two weeks.
Dinner was with Lisa and the family.
The grandkids overwhelmed me all evening. They wanted to know when we were going out alone again for lunch. That means their parents stay home. I assured them soon. We visit places like Harpoon Harry’s, Camille’s, and No Name Pub for lunch.
Robert and Ally acquired a new card game while on vacation. They insisted on teaching me how to play. Fish!
We spent a couple of hours playing. I won each game. Tried to lose. It was impossible. I wanted them to have the joy of winning!
Robert plays seriously. Ally is all over the place. She makes up her own rules, tries to sneak a look at your cards and so forth.
It was fun!
Corey and I spoke regarding the old seven mile bridge. He said it was open Saturday when they drove by. In fact, he had pictures he took of people walking on the bridge. Lisa was driving at the time.
Either Saturday was the last day the bridge was open or no one was on the bridge in mid afternoon Sunday because it was too hot. I do not know. But will find out.
Today is a I don’t know day. Nothing planned. May get a manicure. May write. Whatever, I will enjoy it.
You enjoy your day, also!