I am a political freak. No question about it. I love politics!
Not all aspects, however.
Hillary announced yesterday. Several Republicans announced before her. Rubio announces today.
Hillary’s announcement was 575 days before the election. A year and a half. For that period of time, you and I are going to be bombarded with political reporting, bickering, polls, etc. Most, if not all, of little value till September 2016.
As the campaign progresses, I will feel like I am getting beat up. The same thing day in and day out.
575 days are not required to let us know what which each candidate stands for. I do not want to live with Hillary or any other politician for 575 days!
My solution is twofold: Public financing and strict time limits for Presidential elections. Such will remove the big dollars of corporations and the rich thereby guaranteeing the people will be heard. Time wise, elections should be no more than 2-3 months. Start September 1, for example.
I may write re this issue in a future KONK column. I need to do some research first. I suspect it has been tried elsewhere.
Spent a good chunk of yesterday writing this week’s KONK Life column. Iceland Jails Bankers, etc. Interesting. Iceland’s successful battle against greedy banks yesterday and today.
I was able to get out later in the afternoon. Took my tablet and went over to Salute’s. Sat outside in the shade and continued reading Elizabeth Warren’s A Fighting Chance. With an occasional peek at the bikini clad ladies, of course.
Tonight should be interesting. I am going to my first ACLU meeting. Not to join. To listen. At the Florida Key’s annual Town Hall Meeting.
I decided to go when I saw the program is chaired by my friend Michael Shields. An excellent writer. A liberal at heart.
Two items on the agenda. Police policy in Paradise. The other, treatment of minorities and the disadvantaged. Should be interesting. More interesting for me. My first formal town hall meeting.
Terri White sings for Key West tuesday night. At the Waterfront. Try to attend. You will never hear better.
The bocce rankings came out yesterday. We fell from 2nd to a tie for 3rd. Not bad considering we lost 3 games thursday night. This thursday, we play the team tied with us for 3rd place. Nothing easy at this stage of the season!
Enjoy your day!