So my third posting is a little soon for politics, I thought, but then I read this this afternoon. Now while I am very enthusiastic about my right and RESPONSIBILITY to vote, I have to admit that I find the whole election thing frustrating. Maybe it's because I feel that I don't know enough about all of the issues. Or maybe it's because I start to get interested in a candidate because of the few things I do know and/or understand about their stand on issues, and then I'm waiting for them to make me look like an idiot because of something I didn't know or correctly understand about them. Am I making any sense? I am trying very hard to stay up on this particular election with news coverage, visiting websites, and watching debates, but I also feel that candidates only put what they want you to see out there and we don't always get the whole story. And I don't know where to look to get the whole story. I'd love to have a good discussion on this, but those who are already stubbornly decided are usually difficult and annoying to talk to and those that aren't 100% decided are not confident enough to share their feelings (like me).
So here's the deal. For any of you reading this, post a comment with the name of the candidate you are currently supporting (I don't have a problem if you change your mind, that's kind of what this discussion is for) and 3 to 5 CONCISE reasons, any reasons, why you are in favor of said candidate. For example:
Candidate X: Pro-Life - great tax policy - has blonde hair - I know their brother
Keep it simple for those of us in the lowest common denominator of politics. I have a feeling we will be discussing specifics issues more in depth at a future time, hopefully not hair color, but you never know. Let's take baby steps here people. Let's also keep the passion to a minimum as this can be a very hot topic. I will respect everyone's opinion, even if you're wrong (ha!), as long as you are respectful as well. Happy debating!