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Okay--the side shows and menageries will stay open and the clowns are always up to their antics. You can't keep a good political clown down after all. The circus never packs up and leaves town. The tent may go dark, the bands may stop playing, and the balloons may stop dropping. But it's only temporary. Now it's time for the puppet show.
When the next president of the United States is given the keys to the White House, what's next? Does a U.S. president really do that much other than dance around the world stage acting a role? Or does a far greater power control the strings of the puppet president?
We get a campaign full of promises, but how often are those promises actually delivered? When we think we are getting the delivery are we given what we thought we were going to get? I'm just wondering. It's not been often that I seem to remember the actual term in office looking anything like the promises that were made in the campaign.
So if the president doesn't actually wield the power that we were expecting based on the campaign speeches, then who is pulling the strings? Granted we don't want a president dictator, but personally I wish a candidate would start telling it like it is. The legislature is going to squabble and work mostly for the benefit of themselves and others who are probably not me nor you. And some other unseen power will be working behind the curtain running the whole show.
Call it conspiracy theory. Someone is behind the grand plan in my estimation. Whether it be Illuminati, Bilderbergs, Satan, or God Himself, someone is running the show and I don't think it's the President of the United States. It's all a show. He's just the headline act who will be in the spotlight until the next puppet comes onto the stage. If noses grew in this show, it would sure make our choices easier to make.
Do you think the U.S. President is primarily a figurehead of power? Do you actually believe that campaign promises will be delivered after an election? Do you think that I just did this post as a slick way to connect the topic of circuses and clowns to the current election furor?
For something a bit different, A to Z participant Shannon King (formerly of the blog Faith, Hope, and Love) is inviting those of you who want to tell others about what you are thankful for to join her during the month of November for a "Count Your Many Blessings" blog movement. To find out more you can visit Shannon at I Survived and Now I Run.