Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Politics Shmolitcs

S & I had a quick conversation yesterday about a couple of democratic candidates. I'm so torn...
I'm leaning toward the dude, but for some reason I'm feeling this obligation (not sure if that's the right word to describe it) toward the chick. I know that just b/c she's a woman is not a valid reason for her to become president. I guess allegiance would be a more proper word to explain what I'm feeling. Shouldn't I be supporting a woman b/c I am a woman? Isn't she going to break ground for so many new women's liberties when she is in office? fight for fair wages for women, reproductive rights, violence against women? who knows... It's so hard to have any trust or faith in any of these candidates due to what has been going on since the 2000 election. But i guess, as cheesy as this sounds, we have to have trust in ourselves and our country's citizens to make the right choice.
I can't claim to be an expert on politics, far from it. I just know what issues are important for me and that is totally different for every person, yet all are equally important.
I listened to the speech that Obama gave in NH after losing to Hillary. This is the only time that has come to close to the feeling that I got when I listened to JFK give his speech to the Houston Ministerial Association before he was elected. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16920600
Those words are exactly what I'm wanting to hear today. Maybe I'm a sucker, but to hear someone have such confidence & faith in this country makes me have more respect and dignity for what we have here. It makes me feel that maybe things might not be so bad after Bush gets out of office, that maybe we can really turn things around.
None of this brings me any closer to making a decision on either candidate, I just have to be true to what matters to me and keep listening & learning as much I can about each of the candidates. I encourage you to do the same and please feel free to fill me in on your thoughts & feelings on all this...

1 comment:

Ewen said...

Keep leaning towards the dude. He's the right choice here...