Friday, September 05, 2008

2008 Presidential Election

I am avoiding political conversations like the plague, mostly because I find myself in the minority... the minority being that I don't know yet who I want to vote for. Most people seem to have chosen their candidate and are FIERCELY arguing against the other. On the rare occasion that I have been sucked into a presidential conversation, I usually end up frustrated and feeling like a big dope.

There are issues on both platforms that I agree with/disagree with. I think it will come down to deciding which issues are most important to me and going with this candidate.

I have been doing research on both parties and still find myself torn... so I went to this website...

Who Should You Vote For?

And you know what it told me? I am 52% in favor of Obama. Big help that was. 52%. So, I still don't know what I am doing!

Now, all you out there with your solid opinions, don't think any less of me because I am still trying to figure it out! I KNOW how much you love your candidate! Can't we all just get along? :)


Sam and Rachel Tramontana said...

Ok Jen, I'll comment here - Sam and I fiercey unfortunately, our votes cancel each others out this year, and we're not even talking "politics" over here (boohoo!) He, however, believes neither candidate is good and he's going to vote the lesser of two evils. This is the first time in awhile that I feel confident of the candidate, for several reasons, and I know all these conventions and speeches are a bunch of rhetoric ... but I am feeling EXCITED. I think as we get older - or at least this is how I'm feeling - politics seem to interest me more, especially as I see where our government is headed and the future we've got to look forward to - and the future our kids have to look forward to. (Scary!!)

Among other things, I would have to say I was more "undecided" before McCain picked Palin as his running mate. I personally am all for women in office and shattering the proverbial "glass ceiling" ... but this woman? Drives me nuts. First of all, I am all about the pro-lifers. I personally am pro-choice...wouldn't have an abortion, not in me to do it. BUT. If my daughter was raped or a victim of incest ... this woman thinks she should be FORCED to have the baby. I cannot understand how that can be anyone but the mother's choice, since the mother didn't choose to be raped/molested. I cannot, just cannot understand this position, even though I get the whole "pro-life" thing. I also have a very hard time with the fact she a) hid her pregnancy until the LAST month from her constituants because she was afraid (of WHAT? What were they going to do ---- throw her out of office for being pregnant???) and b) hid the fact that her child had Down's Syndrome from her other children ... they had to find out when they meet the baby in the hospital? Because she was afraid to tell them? And lastly, while I think she's beautiful and definitely has the "hot VP" award and she's well spoken for sure ... I think she had to lose a lot of voters by RIDICULING the people who do community service work, along with Rudy Guiliani (who I also respected until this week) - you know the people who donate their precious time (for free) to help those in need in their COMMUNITY or make their COMMUNITY a better place to live.

Just for thought.....and those are only a "few" of my thoughts! LOL

It will be interesting, that's for sure!

Sam and Rachel Tramontana said...

Come on, I thought this was going to start a healthy debate among your fans! :) Sam and I are on a strict "no politics" rule at our house ... LOL. What amazes me the most is that we really have such varying degrees of opinions. So I'm looking for a new sparring partner....or someone to at least have a calm, cool, collected conversation about this race ....

Remember - I'm a WAHM...I don't have the daily contact with adult people on a regular basis. I am letting this consume me, lol!!!

Russo Family Adventures said...

Hey lady. I'll comment here too just for the hey of it.

We're voting for McCain because Obama scares the poo out of us. Really. He's a scary scary man. All for minorities leading the country - has nothing to do with that. I just don't like him and I refuse to jump on the bandwagon of 'who everyone else is voting for' because he's young, hip, well spoken, and can use the word 'change' a lot. Plus, most of our religious beliefs are backed by McCain. However, my environmental views aren't supported by either candidate, so who knows.
I'm not voting strict party tickets tho - I'm an Independent.
Just my 2 cents ;)

But don't feel bad for not knowing! I think it's great that you are carefully weighing this out, and I'm impressed!!! :D Hope your candidate wins! :D