Thursday, October 04, 2007

Indecisions, Indecisions...

I haven't been writing about politics as much. Probably because I'm as confused as the next person. I wish I could get excited about someone's campaign but EVERY SINGLE PERSON running for president in '08 seems polished, spun, coached and just too fake. I wish....GOD HOW I WISH I could support Hillary because I'm so f'in ready for a woman to be in power in the US....but I just can't. She turns me off by being overly political. I know that sounds stupid and that we (the public) probably created this monster Political Hillary...but it's true. I also know it's naïve of me to want a president who seems like a real person, but that's still what I want. I'm sick to death of feeling powerless, angry, and saddened because of our government. Obama seems like more of a real person...but then he starts talking about putting troops in Pakistan and I'm frustrated all over again. I get a kick out of that nutjob Gravel, but there's no way in hell I'd want him leading our country. Kucinich? Like he stands a chance...

Ugh. I need to go lie down now.

And I haven't even gotten to the Republicans!

So I'll ask the same question I ask everyone with whom I get into political discussions:

Who(m?) are you leaning towards and why?

10 comments:

5 of 9er said...

Just like in the movie Brewsters Millions, I want to vote for "None of the above."

Remember when there were no primaries for President... the parties just picked the candidate, and then Americans voted on one of the two. There were Favorite Sons, and fun things like that. I liked that system better. If we have to deal with all of this primaries crap - why do we need parties?

I'm with you... I'm lost. But still a voter.

Step Right Up said...

I wish we could pick the things we liked from each candidate, (Independent, Democrat, and Republican) morph them in to one and vote for that person.

Lori Mocha said...

I am leaning towards total apathy.

afro moon said...

Your post today makes me realize that I would really like a caucasian.. and I am referring to the delicious drink the White Russian.

miss marty said...

you know that i am an obama supporter and have been since i lived in chicago. but, i have been struggling with stating that i am 100% obama and no hillary. i, too, would like to see a female president, but i have a hard time relating to her. she did vote for the war and her "explanations" of why just aren't enough for me. also, a lot of people say they will vote for her b/c they want bill back. that kind of mind set really negates the goal for having a female president. i know, i'm rabbling now and other people wanting bill back doesn't really effect my voting. but, i guess, if i had to say today, i would vote for obama. i really think he has people like me (you) in mind. i feel like his priorities are more in tune with mine; education, anti-war, foreign policy, etc. i know some people are worried about his religious side, but i think he has made it clear the he will keep his politics seperate from his religion. i dont think we have to worry about "god" coming into play with stem cell research and abortion.

this being said, i am still going to research, research, research the candidates until next november. AND i will try not to get information from mass media, cuz that's all a bunch o bullshit. "infotainment"....

carolyn says said...

i don't knooooooow. I feel so totally out of the loop over here. The salon recaps of the debates are good but not as informative as I would like and I haven't had much energy to do more research and I need to get on the ball because I think Michigan has moved their primary up to January now.

Obama is still my favorite right now, based on the fact that I already voted for him once, I like Kucinich too but I feel like it would be a bad idea to vote for him unless I get a clear picture of which way the democratic vote in Michigan is going to go this year when we are back in November.

And while Hillary is not my favorite, I definitely think she is one of the stronger candidates although i agree with you re: her vote for the war.

voting is hard. especially when you're in another country

Phillip said...

I could get behind a woman President. Think it is the time. However, not Hilary. She actually scares me. When Bill was President he made good political choices and bad political choices. That's just the way it goes... something tells me with Hilary they would all be self serving self glorifying choices. I tend to have republican views and democratic views. I feel there must be a balance. And with Hilary -- I see no balance.
I'm at loss. Rudy and Barrack have a knack for getting people to like them and support them, but there should be more to who wins than that.
And I can never go the apathy route as that is the path to being without voice and that is not woven into human fabric. We all have voices.

Lori Mocha said...

I don't think the nation is ready for a lady in charge.

I really don't.

And all men hate Hillary.

But I've never really liked any president in my lifetime, except Carter.

But then that didn't go so super well, did it?

Lori Mocha said...

PS - I like Hillary. But there is no way in hell she can win.

Just my intuitive sense. It is magic. Don't question it ever. I know stuff.*

*Not really

Stephanie said...

I'm kinda in the camp with Phillip - I can see things on "both sides" that make sense, and I fear H. Clinton is as far to the Left as Bush is to the Right... and I like the idea of our next president (whomever it may be) pulling together an administration with folks from both sides. I don't see Hillary doing that, at least not from what I've seen and heard so far.