Musing on politics
January 31, 2009 1 Comment
The talking heads on the news drive me nuts.
Months ago, I was watching the democrats funneling down to their candidate. My sympathies were on Hillary because I admire her in many ways, but really didn’t want her to win the nomination because – I didn’t want her to have that much responsibility or work. She’s done so much! She’s only ten years older than me, and the thought of being burdened to such a level, in ten years time, was more than I could consider.
I was OK with the young, dynamic, Obama. But, did the American people need to have an old vet? Would that be better for the country?
Then running mates became the focus. Joe Biden was announced. OK, a man I could admire on many levels. I could give this man a hug and feel he was actually hugging me back. But, McCain is a good man too…
My husband Ed, gave me the news, McCain has chosen a former beauty queen, from Alaska, as his running mate.
I had this strong feeling, McCain just lost the election. I didn’t have an image of Sarah Palin then, knew nothing about her. As the weeks progressed, and the journalists had fun, I began to wonder, what a McCain/Palin ticket would mean to me, personally. To my daughters, my grandsons. I listened to more talking heads those few months than I ever have in my life. My choice was going to be – what does America need.
I admire those that work in service to others. I feel, sympathy, for those that are attacked in the news. I did waffle on how to place my vote. When that day came, Ed and I, canceled each other out with our votes.
I’m not smug, when Ed points out stuff our new Prez is doing, that my hubby agrees with. We are all here for a greater purpose, and each day is a new beginning.