Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Politics of Dancing (um, what?)

My friend, Judd, posted a very well-spoken reaction to some of this weekend's news on his blog. There is one section in particular I wanted to pass on because it seems to echo some of the thoughts in my head about the upcoming election.

I didn't realize until after the Iowa caucuses how much I wanted Senator Clinton to win the Democratic nomination. I have been hesitant to make any strong choices before seeing how things pan out because I want to know how the candidates would fare after a long fight (they always seem to change their tune.) But after Iowa I was trying to search for the words to describe how I was feeling about the senator coming in third after being so far in the lead, and Judd's blog has really pinpointed some saddening facts about this woman running for president.

Read it by clicking here.

Now, you certainly don't have to believe the way I do about anything I put on this blog- but for the future of our country I strongly encourage you to learn everything you can about the candidates and vote for someone you feel will represent your needs in Washington. Talk to your friends and family and inspire debate in others. Like it or not, change is coming- we just have to make sure it is a change we can get behind.

PS: My mother, a Republican for nearly her whole life and a 2-time Bush voter (well, 4, if you count Bush Sr.), is voting for Senator Clinton. She believes that Clinton may be the right choice for the first woman to run the White House. Could you imagine??? Oh, happy day!

1 comment:

  1. You bring up a good point--the system of democratic elections only works if you vote for the person who best represents your views and/or behaves in a way you believe will get the job donw. You can't vote for "the winner" or a party line any more, as those distinctions are gradually becoming meaningless. The more people who vote their hearts and minds actively, the sooner we can turn around the mess we've allowed to happen in Washington. Apathy only lets the rascals win.

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