I’m reveling in the snow-covered landscape. The thick pristine blanket covers all the leaves I didn’t rake. For the brief time the snow lasts, it beautifies the spindly alder trees and hides the muddy driveway.
My cynical side considers how this snow coating is like our political landscape. Who’s anticipating the 2012 election? I’m already tired of the caustic attacks, worn-out excuses and the stump speeches.
Who can we trust with the severity of all the complex issues we face? Hillary Clinton once said it takes a village to raise a child. I suggest something similar: it will take our nation’s people working together to save us from our demise—there’s no miracle political leader.
Snow eventually melts exposing what's underneath, and likewise, who ever wins next November can’t cover up the severity of our nation’s problems....it's an ugly mess—just like my muddy driveway beneath this beautiful blanket of snow.
Political "snow-covered" words sound good, but underneath we still have trillions in debt.
I love the idea of hope and change, but my hope is in direct proportion to believing in what I can do.
And I’ve lived through enough political promises to know that it’s my own hard work that makes the biggest change in my life.
Ronald Reagan declared at his Inaugural address: "With God's help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And after all, why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans."-----We need to remember that we are still those same Americans.