Thursday, February 7, 2008

Why politics has the propensity to perturb me

Though I have never been one to fully enmesh myself in all that is political, I have always tried to vote and to be fairly educated on the issues that I will be voting about. That being said, this year, I have made a concerted effort to be more informed and well-versed on the prospective presidential candidates' platforms, because I don't like to be considered ignorant on any subject matter, least of all politics.

After Super Tuesday, I couldn't help but feeling a bit deflated at the overall outcome. Those of you who have read this blog before know about my distaste for all that is Clinton... but I think it's important to note that I hate McCain just as much. In my mind, Clinton and McCain both personify what's wrong with politics today... and embody the reason why I have tried to steer clear of getting completely invested in political campaigns in the past. They're too entrenched in mud-slinging and tag-teaming (the former with her useless husband and the latter with the almost as useless Huckabee) to actually give Americans a straight answer. And then, when you delve into their actual platforms, you find that McCain's more of a democrat than a republican (and two democrats running against each other is just boring), and Hillary's stupid plan about universal healthcare is horrendously flawed. To quote my astute and politically savvy friend Ash, "The thought of the government getting involved in universal health care makes me want to vomit and move to Singapore, in that order. I cannot believe how incredibly inefficient and utterly useless the government is on this front." I tend to agree on that one.

I never thought I'd be a proponent of Mitt Romney, but I became one. Only then to be disappointed by his withdrawal from the race. Now, I am by no means saying that the Mitt-ster is my ideal candidate, but on the republican side, he's been the one to stick to presidential issues rather than roll around in the mud. He's also proven that he can appeal to liberals and conservatives alike, though the flip-flopping gives me a bit of heartburn. All McCain's been doing is taking Romney statements out of context and brow beating the moot point. (You'd know what I'm talking about if you watched the most current republican debate.) And people want him to lead this country? What an effing moron.

And y'all already KNOW I hate all the Clintons. So the bottom line is this: if it's between Clinton and McCain, I'm not even voting, or I'll write Ash in. And if it's Obama and McCain, I'm sure as heck voting for Obama. Or at least I'll think about it.

5 comments:

Josh & Kenna said...

I intend on writing Ash in on my ballot as well. As long as she gives me the VP job...

CHUNTZ said...

What would I do without my political friends Ash and Laulie?ha ha ha!

AndrEw&MeKenziE said...

Greg & Lauren! How are you guys? It has been forever and a half since I have seen you guys. Are you loving the old married life? I think it's pretty fun.

I'm glad we found your blog. Let us now keep in touch a little better.

Andrew Marsh
andrewmekenzie.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Thanks for the shout out. And Kenna can absolutely be my VP; we'll put the country on the right track. I think most Republicans secretly hope that Obama will get the nomination and beat McCain...and then do nothing for four years. I actually like Huckabee. I wish that he could figure out a way to steal the nomination from McCain.

Julie Nelson said...

hey Lauren! How are ya? I decided to jump on the blogger bandwagon..... oh boy. You guys are so cute, I love seeing your pictures and stuff. Say hi to your fam for me ok! xoxo