Which Way USA?
Occasional Picture October 2008

Go vote November 4, 2008!

Tracks and Roads

© 2008 Marina Rundell

VOTE-TIME STORY

Once upon a time two Presidential candidates were asked to drive their cars to their next debate that is two miles away.

One looks at his thirteen cars and wonders which one to drive from which of his seven houses.  He points to one car and suspends that one, and suspends another, and suspends a third, and so on before finally settling on the fastest sports car. 

About a mile away the car gets a flat tire and not only that, it runs out of gas.  So from his cell phone he calls his friend and asks him to bring another one of his thirteen cars.  He also calls his other friend to fill up his gas tank. 

The other Presidential candidate opens the door to his one car and backs out of his driveway.  However, also about a mile away, his car gets a flat tire and also runs out of gas.  So from his cell phone he calls two friends and asks them what to do.  One friend says to replace the flat tire with the spare and the other says to put one foot in front of the other. 

This Presidential candidate thanks his friends for their advice.  Self-awareness tells him that it would be faster to walk briskly to the debate rather than take the time to fix the flat, something he realizes is not his strength.  So he starts walking.

Eventually both candidates arrive at the debate. 

Some in the audience praise the one who arrives by car, and are awed by the expensiveness of his car.  If only, they, too, could have that many cars in their seven garages.  And if they don’t in reality, they want to identify with it.

Some in the audience praise the one who arrives by foot, and are awed by his comfortable shoes.  If only, they too, could be as comfortable in their own shoes.  And if they don’t in reality, they want to identify with it.

The debate begins. 

One says, “I believe in the American worker.”  (What the audience may hear:  Because I know the American worker will work 24/7 to pay for my spending-spree deficits, for wars that guarantee victory no matter what cost, for my economic policy bailouts, and for loans from other countries, when my term ends).

The other says, “I believe in the American worker.”  (What the audience may hear:  Because I am closer to knowing and valuing the American worker’s money and will work to give them back benefits for their taxes).

The debate ends.

Go vote for the candidate who took the footpath.

- Marina Rundell

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