I'm gonna shock you with this statement, I know. I watched the debates Saturday night. You want to hear something funny? My kids really complained because they had to watch it and then they complained that they had to go to bed before it was over. I'm savoring that. One of my major parenting goals is to raise children who care about their government, who are involved and who vote. It is one of the first questions I ask when I find out a kiddo I know turns 18. I am usually mortified by the answer. 90% of them say no. I was registered on the very day I turned 18. My parents do not vote and probably would not know how. I would teach them if they were not democrats...hahahahahaha. I would teach them and drive them and walk them through it if there were any interest. They say the same thing lots of other people say, "They are all crooks anyway-I don't care who wins.". I am not sure if my dad votes or not, but I would wager money on no. I know my mom and step-dad DO NOT. I digress. I just wanted you to know how strongly my brainwashing is tied to family-read not at all. So I am changing a generation. Also, my husband has been voting for years. When I met him his slogan was, "***k politics, give me a beer." Now he is a registered voter-and he doesn't miss a vote. He was supposed to be resting up Saturday night before a gig, but he was sneaking in some debate watching in the other room. We've come a long way baby. He is also a democrat...so am I. On paper. He asked me if I was gonna change. NO WAY. I can't wait to vote for Hilary in the primary. I am rooting for her too. I want her to win the primary with all of my heart.
So anyway, I hope something I say on here makes you go out to register to vote. And then vote. IT is your right!! I don't even care who you vote for-just vote. This is not a democracy when only 20-30 % of people vote!! It isn't hard to register, but just in case you have no clue-go ask the people where you get your car tags renewed. At our courthouse is is just up the hall a bit. Will they think you are stupid for asking? NO. People come in and ask all day. Will they remember you? NO. People come in and ask all. day. long. It worries me that people don't vote or register to vote because they don't know how and might look stupid.
Back to the debates. First of all, McCain is a democrat and should never be a Republican nominee. My pick for president is Rudy. He is so awesome. He is absolutely the best man for the job. I think he has "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" tatooed on the back of his eyelids. He is effective. He would whip our government into shape. He is a leader. He has no fear. He would never back down from a challenge. HE WENT AGAINST THE MAFIA people!!! AND WON. He cleaned up the house. I want him to be our next president. He is not electable. BECAUSE, he is pro-choice. Most conservative republicans pick their candidates strictly on that issue alone. So, while he is my number 1,2 and 3-I still have to stand behind someone who has a chance of winning. My next choice? Fred Thompson. He is conservative and I like him. HOWEVER, he looks terrible and comes across as a grouchy REALLY OLD man. He looks terrible without his make-up and airbrushing and too many people can't get over that. So that leaves me with Romney, Huckabee or Ron Paul. Ron Paul made me laugh out loud.(That name also makes me think of RUPAUL. LOL.) HE is the most uninformed candidate ever. I think he would probably do a decent job, but it would take him a good 6 months to get over the shock of reality. So I must choose between Huckabee and Romney. I don't care. Either one is fine cause they are both the same. They are both soft on illegal immigration which is a biggie with me. They are both wishy-washy. Huckabee has a little more spunk but he is midline on everything as is Romney.
Democrats...I want Hilary to win. I don't care how many supporters she has, this country as a whole hates her. They enjoy hating her. They will turn out in droves to vote against her. I don't think she has a shot, but she thinks she does. She also totally stole "hard work" from George Bush. And it is not one of his better slogans. I laughed out loud. If I catch her saying "nucular" I will collapse into a giggling pool of ooze.
Who is that Bill Richardson guy? Is he running for president? Hee hee. I don't think he is a viable candidate at all, nor did he perform well in the debates. Barack Hussein Obama. I gotta say, Muslims in your family line scares me to death. I don't believe he is a terrorist, but the ties still concern me. I would never vote for him. I liked him somewhat. I like that he admitted he was splitting his time among watching football and the republican debates. That means he is very different from his cohorts who looked shocked that there was something else on TV. Edwards, be still my heart. I thought you were the Breck girl. A wus. Was I ever wrong. I love that he has a fire burning in his belly about special interest groups and lobbyists. No joke, if we have a democrat-I hope it is him. I really sincerely liked him. Unless he wraps himself up in a big bow with Gore-then I wouldn't like him anymore. Edwards-Obama might be an unbeatable combo, Obama-Edwards too.
So I'm wearing a "Vote for Hilary" button. At least in the primary. Then I have my fingers crossed that Rudy will become pro-life and then he will totally be electable!!