I shouldn't be so ignorant. Really.
I have to shamefully admit that I have no clue who I’m voting for on Tuesday because I’ve basically blocked out anything having to do with the candidates. My apathy began last spring/summer, when the candidates started announcing their choice to run for the big office. I figured I would get so sick of them by the time the election came a full year and a half later in November that I wouldn’t want to vote for any of them. So I just turned the channel whenever I saw them on TV, and I read no news articles about them.
There was just one thing that I forgot about….the primary! Seriously, it wasn’t until 2 weeks ago that I realized that I would be asked to actually make a decision about which candidate I wanted to vote for.
Based on the general media coverage of the things that don’t really matter, here is the information that I have gleaned from each candidate.
Hilary Clinton– Has shed a tear. Is a woman.
Barack Obama– Father was Muslim. Is Black.
John Edwards – Wife has breast cancer
John McCain – Is old
Mitt Romney – Is Mormon (I assumed he was from Utah, but later found out I was wrong).
Huckabee – Reminds me of Gomer Pyle when he speaks (Don’t even know his first name)
Guliani – Spent a lot of money in Florida (I lived in NJ when he was mayor of NYC. Couldn’t stand him then and would NEVER want him as my president.)
Last night, my husband directed me to a “debate” (if you could call it that) between Obama and Clinton so that I could educate myself. I only watched about 30 minutes of it (Indiana Univ. basketball was on…much more important wouldn’t ya say?). The sad thing is, although Hilary and Barack sounded very confident and intelligent, they gave very few direct, detailed answers, that actually meant something to me, that I really don’t have much more to add next to their names.
I hope I have a coin in my pocket when I go to vote, I might have to flip it to make my decision.