Sunday, September 14, 2008

'Who R U Voting For?'

(piece made and for sale by Amanda Kindregan)

This seems to be the question of the day. Who are you voting for in this election? My sister in law even asked me. I hear people talking about it (or read it in their twitter posts, blogs, articles, the news, and more) all day long. DD asked me who McCain was yesterday again and was calling one of her Playmobil pirates 'McCain' the other day. Apparently he was ruthless on the high seas! lol

I get politics. I understand we should vote, and I do. Usually only in big elections like this though, not in city stuff. DH always chides me on city voting day when he comes home from voting with his little 'I Voted' sticker on his shirt.

Politics are just not my thing. I hate to watch ads and nasty debates. I'm of the 'why can't we just get along' faction of people who don't like to watch a boxing match. Don't get me wrong, I'll fight you tooth and nail for my children and family, but politics? I'd rather not lose friends over a potentially intense and possibly devastating argument over whether Barack Obama or John McCain is the right man for the job. Or if you think Joe Biden and Sarah Palin are/aren't the right running mates on the tickets. I don't think you'll ever find a politician who believes in EVERYTHING you hold true, right down to the minute details. Its just not going to happen. That's why you have to weigh the good and the bad and see what is best for you.

I'm doing that this time. I watched all the conventions, democratic and republican. I listened to the main speeches. I'm actually discussing politics with my DH (he's in shock really. Usually he only gets that type of discussion from one of my SILs or the 'guys'. ) I understand the importance of this election with the possibility of an african-american president or a woman vice-president. It's an interesting contrast.

I get it. I'm just not sharing who I'm voting for because I consider that an intensely private thing (right up there with 'did you shave today?') It's not like my endorsement or denouncement of a certain candidate would influence you one way or the other. But I will be voting, you can count on that.

And that is my soapbox speech about this election.

*steps down, turns over soap box and refills it with the art supplies.*

For election related crafty items (totally not made by me because I have no time), visit Etsy under Politics, Election, McCain, Obama, Democrat, Republican, Palin, Biden, Vote.

(P.S. Don't post with who you're choosing and expect a debate. Also don't respond negatively that I 'should' be willing to debate out loud. I don't have to. It's my choice. I love my commentors but as I said here, I'm not a political fighter. Thanks for reading this though and comments are always welcome.)


e.beck.artist said...

i totally get your post!!!
i wish i didn't feel like arguing!

Brenda Jean said...

I always say I'd rather stick a needle in my eye than debate politics or religion. BAHAHAHAHAHA

Monique said...

Good for you! I absolutely refuse to argue and/or discuss politics too!