This morning Chris Christie announced his candidacy for president, the 18th such headline from the last couple months (4 democrats, 14 republicans). Some will feel that Christie’s chances are a difficult bridge to cross (see what I did there), but others will gladly get stuck in traffic with his bumper sticker on their car (And again. Sorry – couldn’t resist). The reality is that you can put any of the 18 possible candidates into the Madlib slot, “Name of political leader” and the reaction will be the same: some will roll their eyes at the candidate and some will throw a party. Tension obviously arrives with how people relate to the differing points of view.
I have a love/hate relationship with election years. I love the huge amount of material that late night talk shows have to work with and I hate how people treat one another across the aisle. Lack of naivety lets me know it will never change, but there are still a couple things that I feel need said and considered as we go into the political minefield: [Read more…]