What Is The National Past Time Of The U.S.?
The preseason is underway. The competitetors are making their way to battle one another. The victor wins the most important prize in the world. What competition could be that important? Baseball has been call the nation past time of the United States, but that not it. The Super Bowl is watched by millions of people world wide, but its not the countries longest running and most important sport. Some have named Mtv's The Challenge as the countries most imortant sporting event but its not even close to being the favorite sport of country. The countries biggest, and longest running sporting event is the presidential election.
Presidential politics have been around since the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. The Super Bowl is a very popular event, but is only fifty years old. The game of baseball is hugely popular, but the game was created over a century ago. Lastly the Challenge has only been in the public eye in the last decade.
Super Bowl thirty-nine was viewed by roughly 114 million people. Although a huge number they do not compare to the number of votes that were cast in the 2012 presidential election. That number was over 129 million people. More people were registered to vote but chose not to vote for a presidential nominee from either party.
Every Presidential season seems to start earlier and earlier. There are various reasons; 1. The candidates needs to raise money 2. They need to get more notoriety 3. They need to rebuild their reputation because the candidate was the focus of a scandal 4. They need to build up their electoral teams. It is important to note that not every candidate has to go through the ritual of meeting every person in the various caucus states, but if they don't talk to everyone and shake hands and kiss babies, would you really want to vote for that person anyway. Going into the state of Iowa is kind of a rite of passage for the future leader of the free world.
Life is meant to be fun. So is our political system. The founding fathers even put it into the preamble of the constitution(Life, liberty, and yada yada). There is no better way to enjoy presidential politics then creating a fantasy league. If one was to have a presidential fantasy game here are a few rules that could work for any league.
.5 points for dollars spent. 1 point for each caucus the candidate participated. 10 points for each caucus won. 2.5 points for each debate the person participated. 20 points for winning the parties nomination. 50 points for wining the office of the President.
When the league is set then you have draft the candidates probably four. It does not matter what party they are from you're picking people based on their credentials as a candidate, and their chances of getting elected to the office.
Presidential politics is long and can be tough. The people that in charge of the elections (the voters) sometimes get caught up in all of the negativity that can come from those elections. That can all change by starting a fantasy league. Sometimes to pick the right people to fill out the roster spots, the team manager is going to have to do some research. Well at least if they want to win their league. Getting the right people on your roster also means that the right people are going to hopefully get elected. Isn't that what The United States really needs. The right person at the right time. Who do you think it is?
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