Mr. Congeniality?

A correlation between Nascar, the Presidential Election and Miss America!

As I sit in my hotel room tonight, awaiting the results of this election, I suddenly find myself feeling bad.  Because one of these guys is going to lose.  “Well Angry, isn’t that the point?”  Yes, I suppose.  But I can’t help but feel the same way I did last November when I watched the final Sprint Cup Nascar race of the season.  The battle was between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards and I told many of my redneck Nascar friends that no matter who won, I couldn’t be disappointed because these were my two favorite drivers!  I forgot that if one of my two favorite drivers won, then one of them also lost.

Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards ….
they couldn’t share?

Don’t get me wrong, these aren’t my two favorite Presidential candidates.  I don’t think that either President Obama or Governor Romney are evil, but I also don’t think that either one is a savior.  I guess that puts me in the minority.  I truly believe that each one of them is convinced that he can do a better job than the other and that he is “right”.  I have no disillusions that any politician is altruistic, but I believe that they all begin with good intentions in mind.  It’s up to us to make sure they stay focused once they get into office.

He could wear the sash, get some flowers, it would be nice ….

Anyway, when we find out the winner of this election, even if  it is the candidate I voted for, I’ll be feeling a little bit sad for the “Other Guy”.  Instead of calling him the loser, I say we give the non-winner the title of Mr. Congeniality!  It works for the Miss America pageant.  With this title, the candidate who doesn’t win will understand that he’s less attractive than the other guy but with some really good talents that can be used elsewhere.  Hmm . . . I guess it’s too late to suggest that maybe we should have two Mr. Congenialities?

The results from Dixville Notch, N.H., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. After 43 seconds of voting, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney were tied.
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This is the kind of poppycock I come up with when I’m in a hotel room with no episode of NCIS on TV.