Thursday, October 30, 2008

Can of Worms?

After spending these last months listening to the debates, the candidates speeches, and all the hub-bub over the elections - I've made my choice. It's not much of a surprise to me, as I knew as soon as the party candidates were picked that I would be voting on one side and only that side. I have been wanting to write a post about the candidates, making points over certain things they said, and listing the pros and cons of each; however, my low self-political esteem made it difficult for me to feel confident enough to post about it.

Now in our final stretch, and as throngs of people flock to the voting booths for early voting, I can't help but throw in my own two cents - or my own can of worms. Here's what I think:

1. A republican through and through, I am voting for McCain.

2. McCain was not my republican choice.

3. H Clinton, Palin thankfully is not.

4. Palin's speeches about oil and natural gas and how she "took them on" is driving me crazy. Can we not talk about anything else? Please?

5. How many times can they bring up Joe the plumber? Leave the poor man alone.

6. Obama, a good speaker; yes, but the more he pushes the whole Robin Hood, saving the middle class, the more I cringe at the US being pushed into a socialist style of thinking. It just feels like it's something to say, or hype about, perhaps to make him feel better for being rich?

7. I am the least likely person to speak about politics, but as I like to say "for heaven's sakes" I've had enough. I am so annoyed at my choices this election I get angry every time I see any candidate speak.

You could say that this stay-at-home-mom doesn't have all the facts, but this SAHM has seen enough to make her decision, I don't like it, but I'll get out and vote - will you? Did I open a can of worms? Tell me what you think - and please, be nice my friends!


Jan said...

No worms that I see. Just good old fashion discussion. I agree that it has been a very long drawn out process. But a lot of things have surfaced that needed too. I agree with most of what you said except Joe the plumber. If people really really understood what he brought to the surface, we HAVE to keep the light on this man because it is amazing what was said to him. I have read a book since the 70's from Ezra Taft Benson on how socialism is going to creep into our society and what to look for and the consequences. I have read the 3 warnings to church members on the precussions of socialism as well. God's work rely's on freedom and liberty. Socialism squelches it. It is the opposite of building up the kingdom of God. We are at this crucial cycle that has been publicly revealed and seems to becoming excepted by many. I have already voted last week by ballot. McCain was not my first choice either. But you vote or you don't complain is my thinking.

It will be over soon enough. But it is a very important election. Glad you voted.

dani said...

michelle, i will vote for mccain because he is a republican. it is quite possible that three supreme court justice seats will become vacant over the next three years, and i want them to be filled with moral conservatives.
that being said, i too am quite tired of the 2008 election...

Dacia said...

This is the most frustrating election and I can't wait for it to be over. There are so many things that bother me about our options, but I'm a true blooded republican and I can't vote for someone who goes against my moral values.

Michelle Lindsay said...

Jan, That sounds like a great book, would you mind letting us know the title of it. It points my fears out so clearly. My rub with Joe, wasn't with him, but with the way Mccain and Obama were constantly bantering back and forth about him and using him for their own agenda. Thanks for you points!

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Nicole said...

Nice to hear there is another for McCain. I'm never fully satisified come election time but in this case it is hard to even know what Obama stands for. Seems he changes things up every time someone doesn't agree, he avoids conflict, talks around debates, and in my opinion it is a selfish move to run for pres. when your kids are young & more than likely to be assasinated while in office. Shouldn't he at least wait until his children are grown? Just my thoughts.

Marie said...

Can I tell you how much I want the US election to be over? Yes, I realize that the relations between an American President and our PM shape in many ways what happens to us who are next to the sleeping elephant, but I am so tired of hearing about the election on the news at night.

One thing I definately prefer about Canadian politics is that elections are quick and then they are over. No two-year-drawn-out deal. Okay, my own rant is over.

Mikki said...

I'm with you across the board here. McCain wasn't my Republican of choice, but he'll be getting my vote. Obama is scary. Too far left. I'm afraid he's going to win though. I'll be praying for sure.
I'm definitely tired of this election and can't wait for it to be over.

carlo said...

i am ready for it to be over at this point.

being in a swing state, in a politically divided household we get all of the calls, for every candidate! my phone has been ringing off the hook for months. robo calls, pollsters, ugh.

and the junk mailer ads? don't get me started

see, we do agree on something! :)

Barb said...

I'm so glad that election is over.