We've had the 270 minute talent contest which told me nothing. We've had wall to wall media coverage of the election campaign during which I learned a little. The pre-arranged 'walks to meet the people' with supporters bussed in to surround their hero with screams of adoration. The wives supplementing their husbands' physical attractiveness has encouraged millions of words of type from journalists.
Yet none deserves my vote. I'm part of the generation politicians take for granted. The over 60s. We've been written off in this campaign. Perhaps it's because we're not pretty anymore and therefore unsuitable for photo shoots or is it because we're not so quickly enthralled by a pretty face and vacuous words?
All I've heard about is our population is ageing which unspokenly infers we're a liability to society. Then there is the argument in England about caring for those of us who are unfortunate enough to suffer poor health in their older years. Another liability.
Plenty talk of the young, the need to improve education, jobs for the young (or lack of them) for the young, the child credits, the money given to parents on the birth of their first child - the list goes on.
If our politicians led by example and showed respect for the older generations in society then some of the problems with youths may be resolved. Youths can be taught to respect their elders if their elders feel they can interact with them but we're not encouraged to do so. Families are so fragmented there is no longer a generation chain in many cases so good habits are not passed down.
Never mind though, once my generation is dead and gone the NWO's social engineering plan will be complete. Everyone will have some form of reliance upon the state, be it Westminster or the EU. The pride my generation has in its ability to think independently and act in a similar manner will be no longer.
None deserves my vote although one will get it and I can only hope I'll be a liability for some years to come. It seems I'm not alone. There are older voters with a similar opinion out there.