Political campaigns have always been about those who can raise the most money, who can rally the most supporters, who has the ability to lead the best offence and or defense. This pretty much describes the US senate race here in Kentucky. What we don’t have is the one candidate that is willing to represent the will of the people, that candidate is no longer in the race. Why, you might ask? He didn’t have a high-profile father in politics nor did he have the “big boys” in Washington prepping him for the campaign.
Last April 15, 2009 I attended a tea party held in my hometown, it was a brisk cold, rainy day but a large group gathered to hear about how we as a group could join together and take our country back from the tyranny we see now in Washington. We had a message to send to the occupants of DC regardless of party affiliations. We wanted better representation without taxation. We wanted a smaller government with less intrusion into our personal lives. The Tea Party movement has grown by leaps and bounds bringing about many private citizens stepping up to serve their country. Not because of a desire of power or prestige but one of service to the people, to be their voice, to represent them at every cost. I feel that many now in this race as well as many across the country are seeing that the real Tea Party message is being co-opted and people are being misled. To me, and this is my opinion, as it is my blog, the message has been lost with money, power, deceit, lies..all things we are seeing coming from Washington. I now feel like a “woman without a candidate to support.” There is not one that delivers a message that resonates within me to support them.
The issues that are important to me are being muddled by the messengers and often different tunes are being sung, depending on to whom they are singing for. This is not what I expect from someone who I use my constitutional right when voting. I have lost the one who spoke with conviction and passion that truly walked the walk and talked the talk.
As American’s we cannot take the chance of being swayed by those who wave the big bucks in our faces while trying to “reform the republican party.” I think Lincoln said it best when he stated…
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
We must continue to seek out the person that is willing to be our voice, to be our protector, to serve the will of the people. We should not be “snubbed” by our candidates for are they not seeking to represent us? Women voters are a majority of the electorate, candidates its time you listen to us and time to stop taking our votes for granted.