Movie Quote Thursday – Who Gets Your Vote?
How much more can you listen to or read about next week’s Presidential election? Hopefully, the answer is a couple of paragraphs; otherwise you may have just deleted this short Movie Quote Thursday.
We all know what is at stake, and we all know this particular election has given us a strange predicament to solve. Disclosure: by “we,” I mean most people I’ve talked with, listened to, or watched. On one side of the equation, we have an obligation to vote. On the other side, we can’t really stomach voting for either one of the candidates; we can’t exactly just vote “no” on the ballot next to a name. We don’t necessarily want one candidate a whole lot; we just really, really don’t want the other one.
It’s reasonable to think that we can’t have several people qualified and deserving of our presidential vote every cycle. As fate would have it, though, we are in need of a leader that can help guide us through a particularly rough and dangerous time in the world and at home right now. It’s a bad time to focus on just avoiding the other candidate from getting the job.
Time has a way of eventually pointing out both the mistakes and successes of the past, so we have – at least – a future to look forward to that will show us if we solved the equation properly.
With that in mind, here are a few quotes that I feel sum up the politics of the day:
“Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.” Robin Williams in Man of the Year
“Democracy is a system of self-determination. It is the right to make a wrong choice.” Glenn Ford in The Teahouse of the August Moon
“We need someone who is bigger than their speeches.” Kevin Costner in Swing Vote
“War has rules, mud-wrestling has rules, and politics has no rules.” Screen Title in The Campaign