I am going to admit something that would shock some people. I was a lousy high school student. It would be easy for me to blame a great deal of things which contributed to this but it was over 20 years ago and quite frankly those four years were some of the worst of my life. However one semester I managed to get about 2 B’s and 3 C’s. When I came home and declared to my Mother how successful the semester was for me she looked at me and said “ Average is not going to get it in life. “ After several mishaps in life I think I finally get what my Mom was saying, and over the years I wish I had not settled for mediocrity. The truth is when you settle for mediocrity you loose, and take it from me it takes a great deal of time to make up for it .
As a country we cannot settle for mediocrity, it is what we have done for the past eight years and all you have to do is look at the unsuccessful wars, stock market and unemployment to know it will take about two Presidents(each serving eight years) to get us out of this mess. We need people in the Oval office who will not just relate to us but people who are capable of doing the job. America, average and just getting by and low expectations will not do. If we continue in the path future generations will look at us and always wonder why we settled.