Normally, the work I do on this site is focused on ending the practice of abortion. Aside from my work to end abortion, I’m a political junky. So, sometimes I get a little off track. This is one of those times. I’ve been watching politicians on both sides making statements and campaign speeches. Invariably, they have a crowd of colleagues and supporters standing behind them as they speak. My question is why?
Did someone conduct focus group research to determine that politicians appear to be more believable when they have people standing behind them? I know I’m not the only one to notice this. Is there a correlation between the number of people you have standing behind you and the believability of what you are saying? Is the ethnic diversity and gender ratio of the background crowd manipulated to fit the message and the audience being addressed?
Politics these days is mostly pandering and empty promises. Members of Congress and the Senate spend millions of dollars to get a job that pays less than $200,000.00 a year, and leave office as multi-millionaires. They tell us what we want to hear to get elected, then ignore our calls and letters when we ask them to do their jobs.
For 3 years now I’ve been asking the President, Governors, Congressmen, and Senators to stand up for our unborn children’s’ right to life. I’ve written hundreds of letters and all I’ve gotten for my efforts is a handful of form letters from the White House, promising nothing and doing even less.
One of my favorite quotes from Rush Limbaugh is “politics is show business for ugly people.” I’m fed up with politicians and looking for some honorable candidates who aren’t afraid to stand up, without a security blanket of followers surrounding them, and to be brutally honest about what has to be done to get America back on track. Until then, I remain fed up with politics.