If you've been a reader of my clever little blog for a while...you will know that every once in a while...I wax political. I don't know why, but I just can't restrain myself!
The Vice Presidential Debate was last night...
What did you think? Did you watch it? Of course, I liked Sarah Palin and thought she did a great job. But...I like her. So that makes sense, right? I don't think the debate is going change anybody's mind about who they are going to vote for...and I don't even know if it could have helped undecided voters to make up their minds.
The thing that makes me sad about the debates and politics in general right now is that we really don't get to hear good reasons to vote for someone. We get to hear about personalities...but not policies. We hear so much about why we shouldn't vote for the other candidate. For some reason...I think it would be nice to vote for someone...not just against somebody else. I get very tired of the rhetoric and long for real discussion.
Seriously...please tell me, Senator Biden...why should I vote for you and Barack? Don't just tell me that John McCain voted against funding the troops because of the timeline stipulation. Tell me why it makes sense to put a timetable on the Iraq situation. Tell me why socialized healthcare really makes sense and won't totally ruin healthcare in the country (I could totally blog about this for days...but I will spare you...at least for today). Don't just tell me that McCain's tax credits won't work. Tell me why your guys ideas are sound. Tell me why you don't want to tap into domestic energy sources at least in the short term while we make alternative energy sources a reality. Tell me something real...something I can understand...something I "can believe in." There are so many other things about the Obama/Biden ticket that scare me and the VP debate last night and the Presidential debate last week did nothing to make me feel at ease in any way.
Again...I liked Sarah Palin. I would really like to hear more from her and McCain too...I want to understand their positions on the issues and not just hear what Barack has done wrong (and yes...I know there's plenty of that...but I think that is true for all politicians). I think Palin did a good job of talking about what she did as governor of Alaska and thought that she did address some issues but wasn't really able to explore them because of the time restraints and the way Biden always dashed out an arguement at the close of a topic. But she was her fiesty self and wasn't intimidated by Joe Biden...which I think is a major accomplishment because he would scare me...big time!
I know talking politics on a blog is always a little scary. But I don't mind if you disagree with me. I think respectful discussion is healthy. If you don't like what I say...don't just asume I'm a moron and don't understand what is happening in our country...just realize that my perspective is different and talk to me about why you feel differently. I'll totally respect you and trust that you will still respect me...even if we don't agree on some issue.
So...the VP debate...Discuss...(Respectfully, of course)...