Man, these mid-term, mid-stream, mid-section, mid-whatever elections are almost over, and it couldn’t come fast enough. Hang on, everybody, we’ve got one more day of candidates berating each other before we can lapse back into the coma called “politics as usual”.
I don’t hear much about what a candidate stands for anymore, just about what their competition is either against (in case it’s a “good thing”) or for (if it’s a “bad thing”). That may seem odd at first, but remember this: if politicians never say exactly where they stand, they never have to be accused of lying when they change their minds:
“I never said I was (for/against) that … I just said that my opponent was (against/for) it.”
Makes perfect sense when you think about it.