Friday, September 5, 2008

Let's Get Ready To Rumble

I thoroughly enjoy this time in an election year. This post-convention, lets actually talk about the issues, debate filled few months. Up until now, despite all the coverage and the bantering, it was the preseason. If the conventions this year proved anything, it is that the conventions themselves are still very relevant. On the Republican side we had the surprise VP pick, and subsequent speech that has everyone talking about the future of the GOP. On the Democratic side, we saw a historic moment, as an African-American accepted the nomination at an open convention on the anniversary of MLK's famous speech. (I am positive that just an accidental coincidence...HA).

There are still questions on both the candidates; is Obama experianced enough and not just talk, and will McCain just bring us 4 more years of Bush? Does Palin have the experience to step in as President is what is arguably the best chance of that happening in a long time? Is Joe Biden just another Washington insider? All of these questions will be mulled over and we get to watch several debates. I am particularly interested in watching the VP debate. I am also excited because as a Michigander, the candidates seem to be spending a lot of time here. Maybe I will be able to catch them in person.

Let the fun begin!

3 comments:

Rosiecat said...

Hi, JD!

How funny that you just wrote about the campaign season because I was JUST going to e-mail you to get your thoughts on the conventions. For the first time ever, I watched the acceptance speeches for both candidates. I'm very proud of myself for watching McCain last night.

If you'd like to share your thoughts with a rather unsavvy voter, you know where to find me!

JD said...

I know how you feel. I am generally excited about this election enough to watch BOTH as well ,which is unusual for me. I'll have to give you call. Are you going to be around Sunday evening?

Rosiecat said...

Hey JD,

Oops, I missed your response! I just sent you an e-mail; let me know if you don't get it :-)