Four more years either way
St. X today had a debate between the Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs. I went there to see a discussion; what I saw was nothing more than a political spectacle. With few exceptions, the debaters either parroted their party’s platform verbatim, or they stood up unprepared and quickly returned to their seat amidst the jeering audience.
When I said last week that the elections had spawned a new religion, I was hoping that people would come to their senses by Election Day, in order to vote responsibly. I am discouraged. If the attitudes of the crowds that packed themselves in the room were any indication of our electorate, the election will not matter. Whatever party “wins” will merely have won the election.
But the election does not matter. What matters is the four more years that we will have to endure under a religiously-elected President.