I am probably the farthest thing from a political person you can find on the planet. I try to follow as much as I can, but I will be the first to admit that I keep elections at arms length. I don’t know why I’m like this. I take a super keen interest in all things financial, and usually care immensely about my personal bottom line. Which is why I should be more involved in the candidates and their policy stances.
So here we are with just a couple of months until for the presidential election and I find myself grossly unprepared. There is still some time for me to sort things out, but it’s unlikely I’ll fully get there. I can already see the writing on the wall for this. BOTH candidates are standing on firm footing, and promising tons of change.
Education is the name of the game in politics, and following the issues especially with the media spin and just limitless nature of people having a voice on the web, is tough. So with my money, when I get into situations like this where filters are broken and EVERYONE has an opinion, I typically fall back on some sort of intelligence quotient. I like to interact with smart people and get ideas from them, and help me see angles I don’t. I would like to think that both candidates have some decent level of intelligence, but I can see where one camp really has the edge when it comes to this. So that’s probably where I’m leaning with my vote. When all else is equal, I like smart.
Just explaining where my mind will be in November if I can’t figure out where these two candidates REALLY stand, which is likely because that’s what politics is all about. Smoke and mirrors.
A LOT of people would disagree with this logic and I’m OK with that. Just tell me why I am wrong.