Saturday, September 6, 2008
Who Are They Fighting For?
As usual, Barack has said what I was thinking. Anyone who thinks that community organizing is a joke is obviously either out of touch with the community or doesn't give a damn about the community. In the case of Sarah Pailin, i'd say it's a bit of both. Who are they fighting for is the perfect question to ask.
I watched some of the RNC (there's no way I could stomach the entire thing) and it looked like a bunch of robots in suits sitting around making fun of the American people. The fact that Pailin is their nominee for vice president feels like and insult.
I've always cared about politics, but this election has me fired up. After the eight years of torture we have suffered through it's really important that we put the right person in the White House. John McCain seems very confused to me, and not only because he's old. He's just not sure if he's pro or anti Bush. One minute he's voting with him 90% of the time and the next he's a maverick and the candidate of, get this, change.
Every time I hear McCain and Pailin speak, I feel like my intelligence is being questioned. Do they really think people believe the things they say? Who are the people who actually do, and what the hell is wrong with them?
As I think of the choices, I see absolutely no comparison. I try not to think of what it would be like if Barack were to lose the election. It would be tragic. Believe it or not, I actually know a few people who weren't registered. After getting tired of my constant nagging they finally got their stuff together. They will be voting if I have to drag them to the polls. We need all the votes we can get.
I really don't understand how anyone could even think of not voting in this day and age, knowing what George W. Bush has done to this country. My cousin actually carries registration applications in his pocket and has convinced a few people to do what needs to be done.
This is all about the grass roots. We need to roll up our sleeves and do what we have to do to get Barack Obama elected.