Thursday, October 2, 2008

Two Debates Down and Still Leaning Right


As usual, I will be consulting tomorrow rather than relying on reporters to tell me who was accurate in their arguments.

Three observations I have made through the years are that
1) no one is ever able to accomplish what is promised during the campaign;
2) very few specifics are ever delineated; and
3) Voting records can be distorted to say whatever a person's opponent is trying to say.

That means that my vote is cast for the person whose fundamental principles are most closely aligned with my own. While that can be difficult to discern through the lenses of mainstream media, it is possible.

I'm looking forward to the next two debates.

In the meantime, this blog will return to much more pressing matters such as recipes, toddlers learning about when it is appropriate to go potty outside, and the world's shortest basketball player. Stay tuned.


The W.O.W. factor said...

I agree with you on your 3 points, and not relying on the media as I don't trust their accuracy on much!
Now, get back to the more interesting things in life...YOUR life!
I always enjoy my visits here.

Dawn said...

I agree... sometimes it's almost as if we have to pick the "lesser of two evils."

Love the leaning house picture and your title!


Anonymous said...

You're good my friend, very very good at what you do here. Blessings, Whitney

Jenny said...

According to the NRA, FactCheck is wrong on where Obama stands on gun issues. If that's the case, then who can you believe? The BBC did a story (which NBC ran with this week) on how McCain's torturers claim they didn't torture him at all.

It's a big mess out there. One doesn't know who to believe. Scary. I'm still leaning way to the right, though.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to factcheck, I will visit it often.

Everything is really scary, I don't know what to believe, but I do know that I like Sarah Palin, I find her 'real'. Therefore, she gets my vote.

Now for the economy.....calf prices are down, feed prices are up, groceries are up, oil prices down, fuel still high...are we headed toward a depression?

Still, love your blog, and your writing and observation skills!


jeanie said...

I have no idea about American politics so am completely unqualified to comment ... but I totally HEART this photo!!! Love it, love it, love it!!!
Bush Babe (on sister Jeanie's computer!)

Anonymous said...

Love the picture and title.. Love reading your take on things.. Makes me sit back and think..


Bill Harshaw said...

Although I'm sure we differ on politics, your three points are right on. I'd also add a fourth: campaigns usually exaggerate the difference between the candidates and the difference they can make. The country has survived and mostly prospered under both parties. And life goes on.

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