This is about the time, every other year, when the various campaigns to get cripples registered to vote start cranking it up big time. I’m always hesitant to get too involved in these efforts. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for turning cripples out at their polling places by the truckloads, as long as I know they are going to vote for the people I want them to vote for. But if not, then I just as soon they stay home. I don’t care if they are my crippled brothers and sisters. I’ll not enable their anti-social behavior.
There’s a group that started in 2011 called She Should Run. Its mission is “to expand the talent pool of women running for office in the United States by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities for aspiring political leaders.” She Should Run has a goal of getting 250,000 women to run for elected office by the year 2030. This sounds like a smashing idea, as long as these candidates don’t include any Margaret Thatchers or Sarah Palins.
What if there was a similar initiative designed to recruit and groom crippled candidates? I know I’d get 100 percent behind any effort to support 250,000 crippled candidates who agree with me. Otherwise, forget it.
Hey, whenever a cripple tries to break new ground, I try my best to cheer them on. I really do. But I can only go so far. I have a hard time getting on