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Thankful for the lack of political interest

Sunday, January 29, 2012

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For the moment, I'm thankful James David isn't interested in politics.

I'm thankful he's only 15-months-old and is more incline to jump on the floor, pick up a toy car and start playing.

It seems like every other night, there is a debate on television. As if conducting 50-plus debates will help anyone learn anymore about the current Republican candidates for the presidency.

I am not in agreement with some pundits who believe this is good because all the candidates will have been thoroughly vetted.

But at this point, what more is there to learn about Ron Paul? Newt Gingrich? Rick Santorum? Or Mitt Romney? I have learned quite a bit about our current president in the past couple of years. And I'm not impressed. But I don't believe it is entirely all his fault. If any of the four above mentioned Republicans win election in November, I am convinced we as Americans can expect four more years of the same bickering.

At least with the current state of politics, there is one thing I can teach my son: How not to behave.

And with all the constant bickering between candidates and analysts, at least I've grown an interest in the cartoons James David enjoys.

After all, it's much more enjoyable to watch an episode of Tom and Jerry than another mindless debate.