Okay, this week should be a better blog. I chose the subject of our upcoming elections as my returning blog because it is such an important issue in these trying times that we are living. This will probably be my only political post because I try not to be political. I feel that in order to state your opinion you have to back it up with facts. I need to do more research. That being said I have been trying to keep up on this presidential race because this is going to be a powerful term. It was going to be a toss up (for me) if Hillary had gotten the democratic nomination. Being a woman with two young children I feel that this election will affect me the most of all elections. Now that Barack is the nominee...hmmm.
A little confession must be made. I usually vote for the same candidate as my parents. This is just because my dad is a crazed internet research background check person and my mom usually does her own separate research. They totally keep up on the political front and they usually vote for the same person. Local, state and national. I do not have the time to do this. Therefore I figure they want the best for me and my family so I vote with them.
This time I feel that I formed my own opinion.
For me the only thing that Obama has over the McCain campaign is his speaking voice. He can give a speech and rally people like no other. It's almost mesmerizing. Well now McCain has Sarah Palin. Wow!! Obama should be very scared.
When I first heard that McCain chose a woman as his Vice President I was ecstatic. And then I heard that she has a four month old with Down Syndrome. Being a young mother I thought, she should be home raising her family. And then I heard her speech. I became eager. So I began doing some research.
She began as a PTA member and now potentially could be the first women to hold a major office. She is known as a tax fighter. She is a member of the NRA and strongly supports the right to bear arms. Her husband is a blue collar worker. Her oldest son is being deployed to Iraq on Thursday, September 11th.
I know who I'm voting for and obviously I'm not afraid to say it. I'm voting for a man who loved his country so much that when offered and early release as a POW during the Vietnam War he refused, not wanting to violate the military code of conduct and knowing that the North Vietnamese would use his release as a powerful piece of propaganda. He is the recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. McCain is known to be a straight talker. I like that.
There you have it. No matter who you are voting for this November, please think about which candidate will to protect our borders and defend our nation. Who will keep our families safe?
A side note: I hate election time. They should ban all political commercials.(thank goodness for my DVR, I can fastforward through them) The candidates should tell us what they stand for and how they are going to make this a better Country/State in which to live. Not nitpick their opponent.
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