So it all started with yours truly, holySmith!, looking at the McCain and Obama websites to see what they are saying about the issues. I can’t claim to love or hate either candidate at this point. Then I got to thinking about my love of the St. Louis Cardinals and how that passion and loyalty for a baseball team might help explain how and why I feel the way I do about politics. It turns out that I don’t have a huge passion for politics at all, mainly because I don’t feel like I understand politics to the extent that I would allow myself to be passionate about them.
I feel like there is just too much that I am either not aware of or that I just don’t feel like I have all the info I need to make a proper decision regarding whichever political issues. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s when someone starts spouting off about a candidate and it’s clear they don’t know what the hell they are talking about, but you can’t really talk back since you don’t feel like you are really that well-versed in whatever topic yourself.
So I thought, what would be a good way for me to get more involved and gain more knowledge about politics, the issues, and the candidates. . .
Then came a killer idea: fantasy politics.
What if we created a fantasy league, just like any other fantasy sport, only for politics? That would force me to learn more about the ins, the outs, the uglies, and it would hopefully generate some passion for the politics that everyone loves to fight about. After all, I only like to jump into conversation/fights about issues that I understand or ones where I have a clear opinion. So what better way than fantasy politics, right?
All of this took place in my brain over a span of about 20 minutes, mind you. Of course, as most million-dollar ideas go, this one came a bit too late. It would seem that someone beat me to it: Fantasy Congress. Yes, someone already thought to do this. I am so pissed that I refuse to play it out of spite and jealousy, plain and simple. In fact, I will just wait for some of you to play this fantasy politics game and tell me what you think about it, and I will just form my own opinions based on what all of you say. . .isn’t that how it works?