I haven’t poked any fun at Christine O’Donnell because she does a helluva job of that herself. (By the way, Christine: If God meant for people not to touch themselves, our arms would be short like the T. Rex. And we would be so, so angry.) When I saw her campaign video this morning, the one in which she tells the camera that she’s just like me, I felt compelled to comment.
This movement lately where politicians sell the concept that they’re just a regular Joe the Plumber, a regular Crystal the Sarcastic, doesn’t work for me. I don’t want someone just like me running the country. I want someone smarter. More experienced. Better able to pay attention to intricate, ever-changing details. Not perfect. But better. They should be educated (real degrees, not University of Phoenix) and experienced leaders who understand how to make tough decisions and follow through on promises to their constituents, paying attention to the micro while keeping an eye always fixed on the macro.
If you don’t agree that an average Joe is not the way to go, just look around the table at your next staff meeting. Picture one of those people suddenly becoming President. I rest my case.
In other news, Paula Deen is going to market a line of fresh vegetables. Chew on that.