September 24th, 2008

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The first time I'll ever be voting is this fall.

And I'm not sure how more people aren't scared of what might happen. Frankly, I am terrified of Sarah Pahlin being vice-president. She scares the crap out of me. She backs something as long as people like it, but if it's not popular she will change her mind. She lies. She rewrites her own history and seriously seems to believe it. She seems to believe in two different things at the same time. (In her interview she talked about how Washington shouldn't deal with lobbyists, and then she talked about how she hired a lobbyist as mayor! Even if it was out of context, I'm not sure what context could make that seem like it's not a contradiction.) She has little experience and what she does have she has shown she's not that great. And McCain has had cancer four times, it could easily come back. He'd be our oldest president (I think, or at least in recent years), and it's just a distinct possibility that he might die.

I hate that our party system is so starkly divided today. Jordan says it used to be that you counted on your party and you tried to get moderates from the other party to vote for you, and that's how you won. When Bush campaigned, he seemed to say to hell with moderates, I'll just get conservatives so damn mad that they vote in droves, and since then that seems to be the only way to win. No one campaigns to the moderates (like me, I am in-between the two parties, I don't feel strongly one way or the other). And that's why these last elections have been so close. I don't know, it's just frustrating. I really see McCain as more of the same, in order to get elected he has been trying to be more and more conservative. The lies going around suck, and it sucks that our country is so dumb that they just listen to them instead of reading up on the facts.

I am hoping, hoping, hoping things work out. And I'm voting, even though I live in texas and don't believe that it will make a difference.