This is my blog. It's a no-brainer that I can say what I want on here regardless of what anyone else reads into it or thinks. With that said, I don't expect anyone to necessarily agree or disagree with my point of view. Take it or leave it. It makes no difference to me. I am just posting this as more of a vent than anything else. Ok, here goes.
I am so sick of the "E" word. Experience. Now, let me preface this with the fact that I am not a big fan of either McCain or Obama. But no matter who the candidates are, I think using experience as a way to discredit your opponent is flat out dumb. Experience means nothing.
Look at the joke of a president we have now, good 'ol G Dubya. He was plenty experienced. Fat lotta good that did us. He had been the governor of the absolutely best state in the nation and had loads of experience. Where did that really get us in the long run? Experience means nothing.
Potential. Now there's the word we should be focusing more on. Many people have experience. Does it really mean anything? Does it mean that anyone who has experience would make a better public servant? Nah. It just means you've been at it longer; not that you'd do it better.
It's the same with anything else. If I set out to start a business or a career that I have absolutely NO experience with, does it mean I won't be successful? Absolutely not. I just have to be good at it. And passionate about it. Plenty of people who do things for the first time do it quite well even though they lack experience.
Bottom line? If the notion of experience is all you have to stand on, that's just not going to cut it this time around. Experience won the last time around and the past 8 years have been hell to pay.
Either way, this year's election will be history making. I can't wait to see how it all unfolds.
What one word is the most important to you when you consider the upcoming election?