Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Decision '08 is over for me

Right now, I feel as if our country and its citizens have been sucked into a modern day Civil War. Instead of a difference of opinion on slavery, we're battling each other about who is best qualified to run (and hopefully save) our country. Its really sad when you think about it. This is why I hate American politics. While it is the greatest freedom that a US citizen could ever have, at the same time, it pits neighbor versus neighbor, boss versus employee, man versus woman, adult versus child, and the list goes on.

Well, Ive been trying to be as open-minded as possible while searching for a reason to vote for either McCain or Obama for a few months now. Ive traveled all over the country and listened to opinions from people in states that largely support each candidate. Ive listened to the opinions of the rich, the poor, business owners, and average joes. Ive watched the RNC and DNC pep rallys, Ive read news reports, and Ive tried to buy into each party's plan.

The simple fact of the matter is that as much as Ive tried to buy into the Republican plan and John McCain, I simply cant. My decision has been made and Im voting for Obama.

I just dont like hardly anything McCain or his party stands for after the past 8 years of driving this country straight into the ground. The scare tactics have gotten quite old too. Im not afraid of what might happen to the economy if Obama gets elected because, quite frankly, it really doesnt get much worse than it is right now. I dont like the parading of Sarah Palin as some sort of great candidate for VP, period. She lacks experience, has admitted she doesnt know what a VP does, and uses the same speech over and over again. She's a robot, a pawn, and an attempt at wooing the votes of certain segments of the population. The sad part is that there are plenty of people in this country who are feeble-minded enough to fall for this crap. Same thing with Johnny Mac. While I commend him for fighting for my freedom and thank him for enduring what he went through, I really dont see that as a reason to vote him into office. I admired that he shied away from the typical Republican bashing of an opponents non-political-related shortcomings during his RNC speech. But again, that is no reason to vote him into office. Im not afraid that Obama "lacks experience" because so does McCain. He's never been President either. I feel like the Republicans have finally showed their true colors and are trying to find ways to influence voters that have absolutely no relevance to the task at hand which is restoring this country to its former glory.

The man for the job is Obama. The guy cares about people and the overall state of this country on multiple levels. He has ran the gauntlet of the political process like a running back determined to reach the endzone, stiff-arming would-be tacklers who hurl themselves at his legs trying to cut him down with personal attacks. With each hit he presses on, determined to reach the endzone and understanding that without the help of everyone else on his team that he will end up a yard short of the goal line or possibly more. We as a country need a guy like this and Im saying this as someone who at first didnt find him appealing at all as a candidate. After doing more research, I can say that Im on board with Team Obama and I look forward to him ending this Civil War.

Im going to end this again with a quote I used previously from the late Shannon Hoon:

"AS THE FUTURE BEHOLDS, OUR LIVES WILL UNFOLD. WE WILL ALL GROW TOGETHER AS ONE UNIT... A TEAM. AS TIME PASSES I WILL FEEL I HAVE BROTHERS TO LOOK OVER ME. AS I WILL WATCH OVER THEM. FOR WITHOUT EACH OTHER THE FUTURE WILL HOLD NOTHING. BUT WITH A TEAM LIKE US THE FUTURE IS OURS."

5 comments:

Lindsey said...

Good choice budrow

Palin for President said...

Sarah Palin is the mother figure we need.

Blind Mind said...

Palin for President - very typical response from a Republican. Shouting "sexist!" in order to mask your own candidate's shortcomings. "The man for the job" was just a figure of speech and considering there are no women candidates left for President, there is no need to say "the man/woman for the job". Id have considered Hilary as a candidate had she made the finals and she would blow the socks off Palin. Palin is a pawn and you have displayed your ignorance in your comment. I cant believe you actually think this person is qualified to run a country like the US. Have you watched any of her interviews with people other than Hannity? She doesnt have a clue! She dodges more questions than Superman dodges bullets!

Save me the sexism comments and lectures. I love women and support them in everything they do.

Trish | eMailOurMilitary said...

You are so right! People have completely lost sight of the issues and are focusing on all the wrong things.

People need to arm themselves with the facts about both candidates and stop making decisions based solely on emotions.

I encourage everyone to do their homework and make informed decisions. Don't rely on campaign ads and sound bites.

Blind Mind said...

Thanks for the support, Trish. Its nice to see a woman who looks past the pretty glasses and pantsuits to see the candidate for whom she really is.