Remember when your mom told you that every American, including you, could grow up to be president of the United States?
I'm not sure at the time she realized that might become a less than desirable office to aspire to.
But did she also tell you that if that's what you really wanted to be, you might have to run for some other elective positions first?
Taking a look at both the Republican and Democratic Arizona primary ballots, it appears that some are just skipping lesser races altogether, apparently waiting for a coronation, an anointing or a canonization. That's the only conclusion I can come to, considering the number of unopposed candidates there are who will merely walk into the general election or, in some cases, the office itself.
How dare either party allow any race to be won without opposition, without an alternative choice for the voters!
And if the district has been constructed in such a way that one party has an overwhelming advantage, don't forget: America loves the underdog and hates cowards who quit before the game is even played.
I'm Pat McMahon.