This Isn’t a Political Blog — Honest

Ok, so I said I’m not that political, yet here’s another post about it.

As I said, I’ve voted democratic my entire life — in everything. Yet this year, it’s not that easy for me.

I’ve always liked McCain — particularly after seeing him in person at a Town Hall Meeting about eight or nine years ago when I was still living in Vermont. (Side note: I do recall thinking then, wow, this guy is old.)

I may not agree with him on everything, but I look at him and go, you know what, this guy gave it up for me. And you. And everyone else. And while I know that alone shouldn’t get him elected, it’s an important thing for me. Especially this year.

Obama — well, he beat my girl. But, besides that, there’s just something about him. Something that makes me go, I’m just not sure about this. He’s an amazing speaker. He truly is. But has he done enough before this.

Back to McCain, the Palin thing intrigues me. It really does. And not knowing anything about her, I wanted to hear her speak and see how she carries herself on no doubt the largest stage she’s been on. The jabs aside (and I didn’t like Obama’s either), I thought she did pretty well.

But, here’s the point of my post. What do you hear about? Don’t talk religion or politics with people you like. It can get crazy.

This morning, thanks to Facebook, I found two people who I completely dig saying that last night didn’t do much for them. And that’s totally fine. It really is. How someone votes isn’t going to change anything in terms of whether or not someone is a good person or a bad person.

But it’s just interesting. That each of us can look at this so differently. That’s all I’m saying.

I don’t know who I’m voting for. I really don’t. But, I can say this, for once, I’m actually enjoying the process of seeing our system in action.

8 Comments on “This Isn’t a Political Blog — Honest”

  1. Fritz says:

    that is exactly how i feel!

  2. JenBun says:

    I DO know who I am voting for, but I agree– this is an important, history-making time, and it is great to see this unfold… and to see how so many other people feel about all of it– truly what our country was founded upon!

  3. Clink says:

    I SECOND that whole “don’t talk politics with people you like” because, um, I did it this morning and all it left me with was a very heated email exchange and anger towards a person that I adore.

    All politics aside (I’m sure you know who I’m hands down voting for), this is RIVETING. Like, seriously. I can’t pull myself away from any of it.

    Also, you’re going to have a lot to talk to M about at that wedding we’re both going to in October. He’s in a similar situation.

  4. Ishmen says:

    I agree with your earlier posting that the daughter should be left out of the debate

    However, Gov Palin’s position on sex education in schools (Palin is for teaching abstinence only) should be a topic that is fair game.

    Additionally, while I was impressed with Palin, I am first and foremost a parent. As a parent, I could not see myself hitting the campaign trail at a point in time when there is an infant at home with special needs and a daughter working through an unplanned pregnancy. That hits me the wrong way. It appears to be a selfish decision that is not in the best interest of the family. (And to head off any future arguments, I would be of the same mindset if Palin was a man or a woman).

  5. mags says:

    Good post – and it’s really interesting that you touched on three things – McCain is old, does Obama have enough experience to be president, and does Palin have enough experience to be vp? If something should happen McCain – Palin would be president. For some reason, that really scares me……I just don’t see where she has the experience to be vice president let alone president….interesting….

  6. Anna says:

    hmmm….we have an interesting 54 days of working next to each other coming up. I look forward to some heated discussions. I have a feeling our votes are going to cancel each other out.

  7. L B says:

    i know who i’m voting for!!! but i refuse to talk with anyone about it…b/c everything gets soooo heated. for no reasoN! but its hard to just sit there and listen to the “other” side…why? i have no idea.

  8. Valerie says:

    Delurking to say I agree…I live in Texas and that is considered a Red state..But, I am a Democrat…But I totally agree with everything you wrote about…It’s so amazing to be living thru this historical event…Keep up the great work! you rock!! 🙂

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