Saturday, August 30, 2008
Obligatory Political Post
I'm wondering if this election will make history for votership . . . I feel like a lot more people are taking interest in what's happening. For the first time in my life I listened to the speech from a party convention.
Here's what I'm thinking right now . . .
Obama: His speech told me that he's a Democrat to the core. I had heard good things, but when he spoke I heard the same rhetoric as always - he's partisan, and is holding the party line on many issues. He railed on about how we need change in Washington, but he proposed doing so by continuing the old Democratic policies. I heard some good things from him to be sure, but most of it was couched in a diatribe against Bush which is a shallow, immature political tactic.
McCain: His Veep choice is a brilliant pollitical move. I think he is trying to court the disenfranchised Clinton suporters - I have to wonder how successful he will be. By bringing youth and feminity to his ticket he broadens his appeal. It doesn't hurt that she is an attractive woman because McCain isn't too easy on the eyes if you know what I'm saying. His platform isn't too bad, it's defintely not the "four more years of the last eight years" as Obama would paint it. I don't want be a one issue voter, but if he were to promise to privatize Social (in)Securty that would get me in a hot second. I am disgusted with Bush et al backing out on their plan.