FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The two apparent front-runners are now Hillary Clinton and John McCain. If nothing changes, this is the choice we will have for president of the United States.
Hillary is part of the monopoly on the White House between the Clintons and the Bushes that goes back 28 years. Her husband is a two-term president, she's a former first lady and current member of the Senate. She's a poster girl for the Washington establishment.
McCain has been a part of Washington for 26 years. A two-term congressman, he's been a senator since 1986. He's been running for president for the last eight years. Another Washington insider.
Ask anyone what they think of our government and most people will be happy to tell you. They are angry. I get thousands of letters a week from people angry about health care, immigration, the war, the economy, you name it. The consensus is our government is broken and our country is in trouble.
The problems they complain about exist solely because of the actions of the Democrats and Republicans in Washington. The political establishment, if you will, that is in bed with the lobbyists and the corporations and, quite frankly, couldn't care less about you.
Except now, at election time, when they need you. They travel the country spewing the same tired rhetoric we have heard for years. And like lemmings, we appear to be on the brink of continuing to send one of them to the White House. Somebody said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Well?
Here’s my question to you: When it comes right down to it, why won't we vote to really change things?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
You can’t vote for change if none of your choices want it. Why should the parties give us anyone who wants to change Washington when changing things threatens the establishments (special interests) of the two political parties?
Dee from Texas writes:
We want change so long as it does not interrupt our regularly-scheduled program, raise our taxes, require too much effort or take too long. People vote for the establishment because it promises to take care of everything.
Americans are voting to send corrupt, open-borders, establishment, favor-owing, slimy politicians who will say and do anything false to get elected because of a media that focuses on establishment candidates every four years. They are constantly looking for a story. Those candidates also are good at spinning the media off it's noggin. The media is in the tank for John McCain and Hillary Clinton.
Luz from El Paso, Texas writes:
We are afraid of change. A woman president? She's ok to be my mother, lover, mother of my children, etc., but not to be president. A black man? Definitely not. Whether we like it or not, in the end whoever runs against the Republican will have to face these issues. We are so closed-minded that we would rather have a dog run the presidency than a woman or an African-American. Society makes us fear everything and it is time that we elect a woman or a black man, let's get insubordinate here.
Vince from Carson City, Nevada writes:
Probably because only the comfortable generally tend to vote; the poor generally don't bother because somehow they know that if voting really made a difference it would be illegal.
Why don't we vote to change things? Because change is difficult, messy, painful and requires us not only to step out of our comfort zones, but to get involved. And we don't want the bother, to be honest.