Throughout my blog I tried to portray to the class that there is so much more to learn about our political figures than learning about the unnecessary, trivial gossip. I think there are many aspects to a leader that are important, for example, I think it is important for a leader to identify with his people. However, I think when the media skews what they are trying to say and then allow it to all blow out of proportion and mislead people, it interferes with the important information. We are obviously entertained by these things and enjoy reading them, but that does not mean that we know a lot about politics. It may be difficult to find factual information on these people and to some may even be boring, but it is crucial to our future. If we allow ourselves to get wrapped up in what Obama was wearing rather than what he was saying, we as a nation will be at a standstill.
On the other hand, there is some information we receive about our political leaders that I think is important. For example, do we really want a president who has cheated on his wife several times? Do we really want our president to lie to us? Even though it may contradict the point of my blog a bit, I think these facts that may not relate to how the person is as a political figure, they still should be taken into consideration. I found it shocking when people knew that JFK had been continuously cheating on Jackie Kennedy and still let it slide. It sets a bad example and it makes us as a nation look bad.
All in all I think it is important for any political figure to have good morals but I think it is unnecessary to focus on their family or how they used to act or try to find information on them to make people not like them. For example, when pictures of George Bush’s daughter partying were surfaced, the blame immediately went to him. Or how people accused Barack Obama of smoking pot when he was younger. Or how people purposely tried to dig up information on him to try to make people believe he was not a US citizen. We need to draw our attention to important issues that are going on in the world rather than the unimportant, insignificant, unnecessary issues.