This is the first time since 1996 that Chrissy and I have been in the U.S. for a presidential election. Last night, a friend told me he wasn’t going to vote tomorrow.
“Neither candidate has earned my vote,” he said.
That got me thinking about 2016. Here’s my wish list…
I want fact checking to be unnecessary.
I want to get rid of these ridiculous Super PACs.
I want the candidates to say, “There is something better we can do with $1,000,000,000 than spend it all on campaign advertising.”
I want my fellow citizens to listen to one another, to try to understand their perspective, to try to learn.
I want the candidates to listen to one another, to try to understand the others’ perspective, to try to learn.
I want candidates who understand and care about the life of people who live on minimum wage in this country and only a couple dollars a day overseas.
I want candidates who are willing to acknowledge that $700,000,000,000, as much the next 14 countries combined might be too much (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures).
I want us to explore what it looks like to be genuinely pro-life, whether American, overseas, unborn, elderly, undocumented, criminal, or even celebrity.
I want someone to find a way to talk about how we can lead a conversation about growing together in mutually beneficial ways with China.
I want my fellow citizens to acknowledge that they don’t agree with some things within their own party.
I want debate moderators who will not accept childish behavior from our prospective presidents.
I want to get rid of the Electoral College. It’s dumb.
What do you long to see in 2016? Leave a comment below.