This is gonna be brief because my head is going to explode from it all.
Just watched about twenty minutes of the Republican convention – the Giuliani part.
I found myself heckling the television. (Not something I normally do.)
I looked upon the glazed-over young Republicans, the mannequin wives, the sea of cowboy hats… there were several times, in the twenty minutes I watched, that I expected to see white robes and pointy white hats, waving rifles in one hand and little American flags on sticks in the other. It was, at times and subtly, a hate rally wrapped in grey suits and Mary Kay cosmetics. Neil noticed it too.
I’ve never claimed to be affiliated with any particular party. I’ve voted in elections since I was eighteen and am hoping my ballot gets to me in time to vote as an expat in this one. I’ve never been politically enthusiastic but I’ve been concerned about certain issues, no doubt about it. I am only just starting to pay attention to this US presidential election (I waited until the final candidates were chosen) and I am seriously afraid for the wonderful country that the rest of my family and friends live in.
I’m not saying I’d like you to vote for Obama, but holy cow please take a good look at the candidates and almost as importantly, look at the supporters. For every fist-thrusting nutter in a glittery cowboy hat zombie-chanting that Obama is a “Zero” there are hundreds more standing behind claiming to not be political but will follow the biggest bully when it comes to marking a ballot. I think the White House has had eight years too many of bully attitude.
I feel the US political process is broken and the only way I see out is “Change” whether or not Giuliani tries to spin “Change” as not all good…
My family cannot afford to live under four more years of Republican “leadership” and I’m hoping to hell I get a ballot in time to help insure they don’t have to.
Oh, and for the record, I love me a cowboy hat, but not in Republican convention context. 😉