John Edwards ’08
January 7, 2008
Well, it is that time of year when we need to start making some serious choices on who will be the best possible solution to lead our nation in November. Everything starts now with Iowa choosing Obama and Hucklebee as their first choices. Each person running has their good and bad side and with the ill fated choices that the Bush administration did in it’s last 8 years, only a few of the Republican canadates seem like good choices, while others seem like they will just add to the horrid legacy of Bush. Granted, I don’t want to slam Bush for his choices, because I can’t fully agree that all the choices made since he has been president are soley his. Both Republicans and Democrats have their fair share of the blaim for all the events that went forward. However it is time, at least for me to be involved and choose who I feel would be a good leader. As of right now, I am strongly pulling for John Edwards, with Obama coming in a close second. I do admire Ron Paul and believe it or not, I feel Hucklebee is a strong choice as well. Not because of his religious beliefs because I could care less on ones faith choices, but like he said in a interview (and i’m paraphrasing), ‘it doesn’t matter what one’s beliefs are, it’s just that they hold true to those beliefs’, i.e. christian, catholic (same damn thing honestly), mormon, athiest, etc. He also has a successful legacy of sorts where he use to govern and I respect that.
John Edwards and his views really speak to me. I feel his bold stance on how the middle class is vanishing and that government is ran by corporations has a effect on life in general. Health Care, Global Warming, this war in Iraq and now hints of something with Iran are important and I do appreciate his stance. So I give him my support. I think Obama is a close second because he does offer a sense of hope, however his politcal life isn’t as long lived. As far as Hillary… After seeing SICKO, which is a movie by Michael Moore, the one thing that caught my attention, and i also looked online was the fact that she did push for socialized health care reform, but due to pressures of the lobbiest, she backed away and didn’t fight to keep pushing it. Will she be the same as a president.. Will she back down with things get too tense? With that said, i have limited faith that she will be able to be a strong president.
The Republicans have a few decent canadates, however i will admit, my loyality is with the Democrats this time. Normally i like to view myself as a independent, willing to consider each side, but i can’t this time around. As much as i admire Hucklebee & Ron Paul for their stances, i can’t allow myself to be involved in the Republican Party.
You may or may not disagree with me, but at least I’m getting involved and making a choice. The only thing I ask is that this season as we watch the chess match of politcal crap go down, don’t allow yourself to be effected by negitive ads, or tricks the media plays. Both parties always tries to find dirt on the other side, and the media eats it up. Make a choice now as far as who you support and read about it & research it a bit. Be bold and let this year be the year that we choose someone because we truely believe in them, rather than someone we should believe in because the popluar majory says we should.
Essey over –
Now as far as this new year. A lot of design stuff planned. I should be fully going here shortly and will be posting some exciting things.