5 Things That Don’t Matter In The Race for President

Its campaign season. It will keep being campaign season for another 8 months or so. During that time, expect to hear more info about the daily activities of the presidential candidates than you hear about your family members. Everywhere the candidates go, everything they do, everything they say, expect to hear it repeatedly broadcast on the media as though it’s important. Some of it is. A lot of it isn’t.  

 Here are 5 things that don’t matter in this (or any) political campaign:

  1. The color of Bernie Sanders’ suit
  2. The size of Donald Trump’s hands or the style of his hair.
  3. The size of Marco Rubio’s ears
  4. The shape, style, fit or color of Hilary Clinton’s clothes.
  5. Whether Ted Cruz can speak Spanish… Er, actually that one does matter a little bit. If you can’t speak the language of your parents, that says something about your tradition and your heritage, doesn’t it? If you don’t embrace your own heritage, can I expect you to care about mine? 

The president doesn’t have to have big hands – in this case, it’s what he does with his hands that matters. What bills is he planning to sign? Whose hands will he shake to create alliances?

The president doesn’t have to wear black suits every day like (s)he’s always in line for a funeral procession. If Mrs. Clinton can wear color, why not Mr. Sanders? 

See how easy it is to start talking about things that don’t matter?

Don’t be distracted. Don’t let the trivial things steal your attention so you forget to focus on the issues. 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. #truth

    Totally agree about Ted Cruz actually.

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  2. Hollie says:

    Ha. This is the most hilarious thing I’ve read all week…thank you for that.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks, Hollie. You made my day.

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  3. The campaigns can get petty. Hopefully it won’t sway voters’ decisions to make a choice and focus on the important issues.

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  4. Kathryn says:

    A really fun post. I would hate for a a campaign to dominate politics for so long but that is the way. Much of the world waits on this one as some of those outcomes. Funny how we can focus on what doesn’t matter and avoid the real issues.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      So true, Kathryn. I wish this whole campaign didn’t last so long either. Especially since the candidates who are already in some office are so focused on the campaign that their attention isn’t on the work they have already been elected to do.
      But that’s just my opinion. What do I know?

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  5. LOL So true!
    Frankly a lot of what they do or say doesn’t really matter, I figure about 30% of everything that comes out of their mouths isn’t what they will actually do, but is just what they say to get elected. As we’ve seen so many others do before them:) (That number may even be less for some, LOL)
    I’d love to see a candidate skip debates and press conferences and go out in the community and do some community service work, not just any work but work up a little sweat and not do it because the camera’s are going to be there!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Wow that’s a great idea but will probably never happen. The speaking schedule is so tight, that there probably isn’t time to do things like that – things that really show the person is committed to making a difference

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  6. lowlyj says:

    Ha ha ha! Very clever post!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks, Lowlyj. I always appreciate your comments – forgive me when it takes a while to respond.
      I’m coming by to check out what you’ve been up to also.

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  7. Paul Goddard says:

    You didn’t know it at the time of this post but this is perfect advice for our current president.

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