Never Talk Politics
Over the years I have been involved in countless conversations on some very sensitive topics with clients. It has been said by some people that you should never talk about religion or politics. Professionally I have always tried to follow that philosophy and would like to think that I have been pretty much like Switzerland in that I make every attempt remain neutral on those two topics. The strong beliefs that people have on religion and politics can set the stage for very controversial situations that can leave people offended. I would like to think that I have a pretty thick skin and it would take some hard line comments to offend me. This is not my first rodeo so to speak. Other people though can take offense when their views on one of these two topics are challenged. Some non-religious people do not want to feel like they are being preached to. Or even more volatile is how a heated conversation can ensue between a steadfast democrat and a republican. That is real where the “fun” begins.
So even though we are not talking politics, let’s talk politics. I do not want anyone to think that I am going to show my true political colors. Also I am not in any way endorsing either of the two presidential candidates. What I am doing is merely pointing out this presidential election has been unprecedented in so many different ways. In my opinion for veteran voters it is like no other election in our lifetime. For first time voters it has to be so overwhelming. Actually it is probably overwhelming for some veteran voters as well. There will always be those voters that are very clear as to what side of the aisle their candidate represents. For the many undecided voters out there or for those that are pretty party loyal but still undecided there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. There will be a new President elected from the turnout at the polling locations and we will all be part of the historical election.
No one can predict the future and who will win the election even though the polls leading up to the election can provide some type of prediction. Strange things happen in this world every day and as Yogi Berra has stated in one of his famous yogism’s is “it ain’t over till it’s over”. Regardless who gets elected on November 8, 2016, the impact on our immediate lives should not change all that much. We will still get up the next morning, have our coffee and eat our breakfast and go off and face the day. We will send and receive some emails and texts regarding frustrations or excitement depending if “your candidate” won the election or not. The kids will go to school and the sun will rise in the East and set in the West. We still all will be living in the greatest country in the world. It is what it is.
So as I said I talked politics without talking about politics and I hope that our new President leads our country to the best of their ability.
Until the Next Tom’s Take…