A nifty surprise... Charlie Gibson (ABC Nightly News Anchor) was in the town where I work today! He is on a bus tour across America meeting and greeting "everyday Joes" to sample opinions on the election. He hung out in the coffee shop where I eat lunch often and buy lots and lots of yummy coffee and sweets. It was pretty kool to see that place on the 6:30 national news. He then went up to do the news broadcast from my alma mater, Bowling Green State University. What a kool deal!
The debate is on right now, and I should be watching it. I am really having difficulty deciding who to cast my vote for this election. I tend to vote along a more conservative line most times but a fat lot of good that has done me over the past 8 yrs. I just don't really feel like these guys and gal really giev a shit about people liek us. Politics has become mostly about getting elected, rather than doing the right thing. And frankly, they all sort of turn into the same thing once they get in office, generally speaking. They take care of their own and leave the rest of us to fend for oursleves. it's not that I want the gov't to run ym life or even take a large part in my life. But they could sure do a damn better job of not wasting out money and resources, protecting our global interests and helping to set sound fiscal policies that protect and grow our economy.
My wife would probably die if she knew I was even considering a vote for Obama. Her family has voted Republican forever. I am not a party lines kinda guy. I want no mroe of the Bush era policies and I am afraid McCain is so frail and old that we'll be stuck with Ms Palin in a year or two. She seems alright, nice, but tough but certainly not Presidential. I don't know what the hell he was thinking by selecting her when he could've gotten Joe Lieberman, Mitt Romne, Condy Rice. And frankly, while I am typically not into Liberal Policies and huge government, Barack Obama seems genuine, real, damn smart and quite Presidential to me. I just don't feel like he'd do any worse than Bush (not that that is saying much). The Republicans have had their time to run things and by the Ronald Reagan test question, no my life is not better than it was 8 yrs ago. I am tired of the "less government, lower taxes" bullshit that the GOP has been feeding us while they increase the size and ineffectiveness of the Federal Gov't. At least the Dems are telling us its coming.
enough on that, peace to you all :-) I am grateful that we can have this dialogue and no one comes to break down my door and turn me off. I love this country!