Monday, December 19, 2011
WHY CAN’T POLITICIANS CHANGE
Aren’t they human too
Ever since Mitt Romney began running for President (it seems) decades ago, his one big flaw has been that he’s changed his mind, seemingly every time he open’s his mouth. Besides the undeniable truth in that statement, the question really should be, ‘So what if he does, isn’t that something each one of us does, sometimes on a daily basis.' You mean to tell me that you never changed your opinion on anything. That once you decide, that’s it. Sorry, my minds made up. If that’s true, perhaps there’s something not right with you.
Don’t shoot the messenger, before you listen to his reasoning. You mean to tell me that you’ve never met someone, fell instantly in like, love, or even hate, but soon realize that your feelings have changed. That’s never happened to you. See you have changed your mind on something. An obsession one week, becomes just another fleeting fad the next. This week you like Pepsi, next week you find it too sweet. You watch a film and either love it or hate it, but years later you watch the same flick but this time your opinion on it has changed. I personally hated John Carpenter’s The Thing when I first saw it opening night in 1982. But recently watched it again, and this time really enjoyed it. In fact I found it to be a much better movie then I remember. See I changed my mind. Should I not go into politics? Is that the litmus test for political office these days.
In that same context we get Newt Gingrich asking us to believe that he’s a changed man. That he isn’t the same person who ran the Congress during the Clinton administration. I mean is it possible, yes, that he is a new man. Perhaps this time, he might have the maturity to run the land. Newt’s been devorced twice and married three times, he certainly changed his mind on a pretty important matter. Does this negate him as a political figure?
On the other hand, we’ve got several candidate’s, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Paul Ryan whose opinions never seem to change. Is that better then Newt Gingrich or Mitt Rhomney? Their minds are set in stone. Perhaps that’s why their policies seem to be out of the dark ages.
So what’s worse. I understand Rhomney seems to change his minds on an hourly basis or depending on who he’s talking to or where he is. But is that any worse then someone whose opinion is set in stone, but completely wrong?
Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Monday, December 19, 2011