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.
- The color of Bernie Sanders’ suit
- The size of Donald Trump’s hands or the style of his hair.
- The size of Marco Rubio’s ears
- The shape, style, fit or color of Hilary Clinton’s clothes.
- 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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