We got a letter in the mail from one of the political parties asking for support. The opening line was, “To say this is a critically important election year would surely be an understatement.”
When was the last election that wasn’t important? And this one is really “critical?” Hmmm…I can think of 4 right off the top of my head that were probably more critical to this country than this one.
Let’s start with our first President…Wasn’t putting a strong, well-known, well-loved man critical to the strong foundation of our country?
How about the election between Lincoln and McClellan during the Civil War? McClellan was against emancipation of the slaves.
Great Depression ring a bell? It was Roosevelt against an Alfred Smith. But Hoover wanted to stay in the White House to work through the Depression. He said Roosevelt was an extremist and would ruin the country.
Then there was 1944 during WWII between Dewey and Roosevelt. Once again, an election in the middle of a war.
I’m sure if I did a little research I could come up with a couple more that I would deem more critical than this one. Yeah, I know this one’s big…major companies have just filed bankruptcy. The government bailed out one (another story!) and the stock market is not exactly pretty at the moment. We’ve got troops that need to come home. But this is a far cry from Civil War, the Great Depression and World War 2!