Here is my real problem with you, Obama. I think I might like you as a person, I really do. Heck you are a family guy. You seem to have mesmerized the country with your amazing speeches. You can lead and inspire and there is a place for you in American politics, but I do not want you to be president. At all. I shiver when I see those Obama signs. I want to throw up when I see all the celebrities campaigning for you. But the thing is, I am torn because if you do win this November, first I will do a big disappointed sigh (Ahhhhh) , but then my eyes will get teary and I will be awed and glad that you will be the first African American President of the
But here is my beef. Why I am not going to vote for you even though every person in my town is wearing your button? Besides the fact that I don’t agree with your political party or a lot of your ideas (socialized medicine for one), I really disagree with the values of lots of your supporters. If I were going to affiliate myself with people of a certain party, I would rather be on the anti-hollywood, anti-celebrity, anti-cool side. I am saturated here. And I’m tired of feeling all alone in my value system. I think there are ‘crazies’ on both sides, but I just don’t really want George Clooney (or Brad Pitt) telling me who to vote for. I just finished reading an article in the LA times on Madonna and her directorial debut (another story). Madonna loves you. That automatically makes you wrong for me. She juxtaposed your face with Gandhi and McCain’s with Hitler on her recent tour. Whose tour is too foul for me to ever attend. You mean the woman whose new indie movie is titled Filth and Wisdom? Right. Who just left her perfectly good husband for Alex Rodriguez, who was married at the time. (I don’t know Madonna’s affairs…wait, poor choice of words, I mean her life…her husband could be a shmuck.)
Crap, I know that McCain isn’t a great speaker. Everyone knows that. In some ways McCain is a public relations nightmare. As opposed to you, Obama, who is super skilled with the facets of media manipulation. It takes more than a good speaker to run this country. And it sure doesn’t feel cool to vote for McCain. But I am not cool. I am a Prop-8-sign-in-my-yard kind of girl who wished Mitt Romney was still running. Who tries not to lie and teach my children about Jesus and to have values. (Yes, I’m sure there are plenty of democrats who do that also, but where I live I’ve only met two!) Oh wait you do value some things - like all freedoms except for religious freedom and what the cast of Heroes is saying about politics (or you pick some other cool show). I know perfectly good and wonderful people in the Democratic Party (very good friends actually, who hold temple recommends, which is a big deal if you are Mormon) but they seem too few and hard to find for me to ever vote with them. So you are out, Obama. At least at my house. But I don’t let my son boo you when he sees you on TV. I just tell him, no, he is nice, but we just don’t want him to win. I much prefer the gun-toting Sarah Palin (even though I don’t believe in recreational hunting) who value life over the easy road and get mocked on SNL and skewered in the media by those people I don’t agree with anyway.