Emma has a mock election tomorrow at her school. I asked her who she was voting for. She informed me that she is voting for Obama. I said, “Barack Obama?” She said, no mom I’m not voting for him, I’m voting for Obama. I’m glad she cleared that up. Then I went on to ask her why she is voting for Obama? She said, “because I love his brown skin it’s like Frankie’s!”
I am looking forward to this election season being just about over. I think we are all tired of hearing it. I’m not thrilled with either candidate. I’ve got issues with both of them. I have issues with both parties right now as well… both the democratic and the republican. I want to our country to be inspired again, I believe each child deserves the right for life. I like that we have an African American and a woman running on the tickets. I would be thrilled to have an African American become the president of our country, I think Palin would make a great VP but seriously would not feel comfortable with her being president. And all that to say, I’ve said entirely too much. I will be voting. I did not want to vote in the primaries and then when the day came I had this tremendous guilt so I went and voted. I know many people that are not voting. Again, to each his own opinion. For me, I have to vote. It’s a freedom that so many do not have and it’s a freedom I need to embrace and practice. I’m just ready for a new president to be elected so we can move on with making this world a better place to be in.