To Everything There is a Season

It’s October, nearly November. What season is it for you?

It’s fall (or AUTUMN, as my son likes to correct me). It’s football season. It’s sweater season. It’s political season.

I hear you: Oh, no, she didn’t! She is NOT going to talk about politics again, is she?

Well, yes. I am. But I’m back to nonpartisan ramblings. And I really mean ramblings because I did it through video.

It’s VlogMom time again and Julie from asks the question:

What do you think of this year’s political season?

This isn’t about beliefs or views. It’s about the process. And as you might expect, I had a few things to say. No gimmicks, no gadgets, no special effects. Just me talking.

And, as always, I’d love it if you choose to weigh in. Leave me a comment or create your own video. And then spread a little love around with the other VlogMommers.

  • Melissa_FillingOurBucket

    I honestly am tired of reading everyone’s political beliefs, thoughts, how they are going to vote, etc. I was raised believing that we don’t talk about who we vote for. That’s why the voting booths are private, because it is no one’s business but ours. I’m so ready for this election to be over for the simple fact that I’m tired of hearing everyone I know give their opinion about it. Doesn’t mean it isn’t their right to do it, and doesn’t mean I don’t understand people are passionate about it (because I’m passionate too, I just don’t put it all out there). Just means that I’m super tired of it and tired of reading. You know those facebook things that say “scroll by if you don’t care!”? That’s basically what I do with political vitriol. I would rather read a cryptic “i’m not going to say what is wrong, but i’m going to post something that let’s people know something is wrong do everyone asks me what is wrong” status than another political status again.

    Also, I haven’t paid much attention to all of it, to be honest. Like you said, it is all marketing and hoopla. Why do we need ANYone from Hollywood speaking at a national convention? Why all the fanfare? It’s lame and not what the political season should be about. Plus, as far as the candidates, I don’t trust either one of them. One has social beliefs very different from mine, the other has economic beliefs very different from mine. Either choice I make, I am compromising something that I firmly believe in. And it bothers me that I feel like I have to either do that, vote third party, or not vote at all. I’m annoyed and frustrated and aggravated with the entire thing.

    Sorry so long. I think your video was great and I agree with a lot of what you said. :)

  • Tracy Morrison

    I really hate the money that is spent on politics – the ads, the campaigns, the conventions, all of it…just think of what we could do with all of that money.

    I try to stay excited about it all because I love to discuss politics with my kids and get them excited. But at the end of the day sometimes I just drink wine flip between MSNBC and FOX and laugh. A lot. xo

    Also…zombie Walter…lol

  • Michelle M

    Oh I’m so with you on the not trusting anything. It all gets blown out of proportion or just flat made up by BOTH sides constantly. And that’s another pet peeve. I know it’s important, but… stick with reality.