My husband says I am becoming a political junkie. He may be right...Even right now, as I am typing this post, I am listening to a political dialogue via the internet.
I thought I'd pass my thoughts along to you...I know...I'm so generous. What can I say...Generosity is my middle name! OK...turned the dialogue off now...so I can concentrate on you!
Let me start here by saying...my political views are conservative...if you don't like conservatives...save yourself!!! Click away from this blog now! But come back tomorrow :) - Please!?!
I watched the DNC with great interest. Let's be honest...for people who were interested in watching...it was a great show! When Hillary spoke...I honestly thought...they picked the wrong person...she would have won for sure! Then Barack spoke...and I thought...OK, they picked the right guy...but I wish he would actually tell us how he's going to make this great change that he keeps talking about and how that's gonna happen when he surrounds himself with the Kennedys and Joe Biden - can you get any more 'politics as usual' than those guys?
I have to say...I like Barack Obama. He's engaging, he's interesting, but I also don't really trust him.
I loved watching the media outlets (at least those that I have access to) swooning over the whole DNC...saying how wonderful it was...how everyone was crying and how powerful it was. I loved the close ups of Bill saying "I love you, I love you" as Hillary walked out on the stage and the discussion of whether the Clintons would really get behind the Democrat's new Golden Boy and then getting all kinds of emotional as they reported how faithfully and well they (Bill & Hill) did their respective jobs.
So...now the RNC begins...and instead of talking about how cool it was that the Republicans basically stalled the convention to make sure attention was put where it should be...i.e. the people who were being evacuated from the Gulf Coast and the possibility of yet another hurricane destroying a major US city for the second time in three years, the media choose to focus on a family matter for Gov. Palin. Yes, her teenage daughter is pregnant. Get over it media people!!! Bill Clinton was a known adulterer when he ran for president...he purjured himself while in office...I could go on...but I digress. My point is...let's be nice about the RNC...maybe even cry a tear or two when we think of John McCain's suffering as a POW.
Here's the thing...I really don't like John McCain. I cried when Mitt Romney announced that he was suspending his campaign. I heart Mitt Romney!!! Again...I digress. Back to McCain. I will give him credit for being far more imaginitive than I expected. He choose a young woman to be his VP. Now some of the old GOPers are a little nervous about this...but I say...Dang! That's cool!!! I myself am liking what I am learning about Gov. Sarah Palin.
Now...here's the thing both Democrats and Republicans can agree upon. No matter what happens with the election in November...somebody different is going to be working in the White House. We're either going to have a woman as second in command or a black man as commander in cheif. I must admit...either way...that's pretty historic and pretty awesome!