Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A New Car Smell

The American people want a President with "a new car smell"? Really? No, I don't think so! We just want one that doesn't stink. The aroma coming from Washington has been an overpowering reek of excessive ego and too little competence. 

We want a President that is more interested in negotiating with the opposition than their vacation planner. We want a President who only speaks when there is something important to be conveyed not a person inclined to give a daily lecture for the edification of those poor ignorants in flyover country.

We want a President who understands that nothing real is created in Washington, DC. The real creativity in America is in that wide sweep of country west of the nations capital. That is where the truly smart people live. The scientists, engineers, researchers, programmers, all of those people who's work the people who would rule us will never understand. Out here live the carpenters and machinists and mechanics who can make anything and the farmers that feed the world.

The American people neither need nor want a President that looks down his nose at them with a smug grin, confident in his own brilliance. Brilliance doesn't often fail. And brilliance takes responsibility when failures do occur. Brilliance is able to look the voter in the eye and speak the truth. Brilliance neither obfuscates or equivocates. It doesn't have to.

No, we don't need a new car smell. We tried that recently and the results are tearing at this country. We need a good, comfortable, experienced hand at the wheel. Someone who is not bathed in the slime of what Washington politics has become. 

Yogi Berra once said, "when you come to a fork in the road, take it". We did and we have become lost. We need to take a few steps back and find the other path. That is the one that will get us out of the woods and allow our country to be great once more.

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