I usually stay as far away from writing about politics as possible (and I've never written about my political affiliation), but I recently discovered that I have a few things I'd like to say on the subject and will be posting these thoughts here on Midwestern Girl in the days leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election.
First up, politicians do not define my politics.
I strongly dislike the vast majority of our country's politicians (even those with whom I mostly agree) and the way politics in our country is structured. Thousands of hours and millions of dollars spent trying to convince the American people that one way is better than another way and that one man (or woman) is better than another man. Regardless of whether or not one way is better than another way and whether or not one man or woman is better than another man or woman, these hours and dollars should have instead been spent on actually solving our country's biggest problems - poverty, homelessness, hunger, job loss, health care, inequality - instead of on talking about them.
I'm not looking for perfection. I'm looking for a President who will help as many people in need as possible and see that equality is not just a theory but a true reality.