Yes, I have 99 problems. What are they? Glad you asked. They are the 99 days left until the U.S. Presidential election. Ninety-nine days of more than a billion dollars spent causing eye-rolls and changed channels with “I approve this message” ads and those candidates cannot approve. Ninety-nine days of debates, uneducated commentaries, forgetful memories and deflecting questions. And really, 99 days of asking non-factors like “the shooting his friend in the face former Vice President” his opinion on the current administration and upcoming election?!?!
This past weekend, we traveled to Las Vegas to attend a wedding. It wasn’t long after our arrival that we were reminded that Las Vegas resides in a battleground state. The hundreds of millions of dollars raised by each candidate’s campaign, Super PACs and national committees were on full display. Every. Single. Commercial. we saw was a campaign ad, mostly endorsing former Governor Mitt Romney. It was at that moment I silently thanked the universe for residing in a non-battleground state.
Yes, I have 99 problems. They are the 99 days we each have to wait to cast a vote we could all cast today.