Thursday, August 28, 2008

Guarded

I'm failing to see what's so freaking exciting about Barack Oboner's speech tonight.

I'm already upset he moved it to Invesco at Mile High, but I'm guardedly optimistic that I'm upset about nothing.

And now I find out that the crowd he's hoping to draw, really isn't historic. He'll have a few more people to draw in to break that record. I guess I'll wait and see.

I owe more to FDR anyway. Without FDR, my hometown would have been a lot different.

I'm on the fence about voting for him, but if on Sunday anyone gets gassed, he loses my tentative vote once and for all for being a catalyst in that gassing.

I'll explain more if indeed the convention-weary Denver PD decides to get mace-happy on Sunday night.

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Blogger Donna Lee said...

I'm not sure I'll vote for him either. I liked Hillary's speech "No way, No how, No McCain". Good sound bite. I just can't feel the love for Obama. I heard someone on npr this morning say that he is the least experienced individual we've ever had running for president and that doesn't seem to worry anyone. I guess that's why he chose Joe plagarist Biden to run with him.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

I don't get to vote.

Anywho - Denver is an odd place. They win the Superbowl - they riot. They lose the Superbowl - they riot. Who knows what will happen.

Probably a riot.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Disco said...

It is funny that Jo Biden plagiarised (sp?) a Neil Kinnock speech. I just find Kinnock funny - I grew up in the age of him trying to beat over Mrs Thatcher and him always being trounced by her.

So, are you upset because you are a Democrat and you don't like Obama in particular? Or are you a Republican (I can't imagine that - you just don't seem to be 'the type')?

Who will you vote for then? John McCain? Isn't it a case of the devil or the deep blue sea? Are you willing to sacrifice your dem vote and put up with McCain for 4 years?

This race is absolutely fascinating to me, being from UK and this being my first viewing of the whole procedure. I would have thought I was more on the rep. side, but it turns out I agree more with the dem. party. Who knew!!!

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is not the least experienced person that we have had running for president. Back in 1860 there was another man from Ill. He didn't even have a formal education. What I want to know is why would you praise a father who only gave you half your genes and ignore and degrade your mother who gave you the other have of your genes and raised you? Love, Mom

10:26 AM  
Blogger Magatha said...

I don't see myself ever voting for 'Bama because he's never done the job, he's only run for office. I still feel like he's a 'brand' that has been marketed to me.
I will not be voting for McCain if he chooses Mitt for his VP. It would optimal if chose Joe Lieberman. Then I will know exactly what McCain intends to do. He is a centrist at heart, purple to the core. The tap dancing vigorously to the beat of religious conservatism for votes is a 'strategy' that does not suit him or represent McCain. All this squealing from the left about abortion being made illegal is complete manipulation of the female voters. We have had a sworn pro-lifer in office for near to eight years now and we can still get a legal and safe abortion in the US. Abortion rights is a scare tactic that both sides use against us. A sort of 'look over there' diversion.
So mark me down for McCain/Lieberman centrist ticket.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

What Mag said, but I am seriously thinking of writing in Hilary.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

I'm just pissed that first the Olympics screwed up my program schedule; now there's this. Will the damn programming ever go back to normal?

BTW, you really don't want McBush to be President. It will be another four (or one, depending on how sturdy the old fart is) years of recession, housing horrors, and unnecessary deaths of our young men and women in the military. If I did vote, I would have voted for Hillary... mainly because I was dying to see Bill back in the House as First Man or whatever the hell they would have called him. That would have been a show worth watching.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Poops said...

Me, vote the Third Party Crazy Ticket. I'm voting for the oddest duck out there. Which this year is a toss-up between Ralph Nader and Ron Paul. If there was a guy running who dressed up in a pirate costume like a used car salesman, I'd totally vote for him. I don't care if was running on a "Kill All the Puppies" platform.

I miss Ross Perot so bad that it actually hurts. That was one crazy mofo.

I figure the Big Two don't need my vote, and as I'm opposed to the two-party system as it stands, it's the guy with the kook-eye for me!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

This election has me pulling my hair out. Neither candidate floats my boat. I really don't want Obama in office, but I don't agree with McCain either.

Since NT goes blue no matter what, I'm probably going to write in a third party vote...Ron Paul is topping my list at the moment.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I don't agree with all the gripes about Obama being "inexperienced" - what experience did Bush (the second) have? So, he was the governor of Texas - what did he do for Texas when he was in office there? At least Obama is intelligent, and earned an Ivy League degree through his own hard work, unlike Bush, who got into Yale because of their legacy admissons (dad and grandpa graduated from there) and admits that he was a poor student, and graduated with a C average (he probably wouldn't even have gotten that if not for his poltical connections). I agree with Pam the Yarn Goddess - we can't afford another president like Bush back in office.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

You know everyone: Obama sucks; McCain sucks. Vote for Sisalpig '08. You can see her on Ravelry (dkswife) or my blog. Her cuteness will win you over :)

5:31 AM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Alaskan pride vote?

Anyone?


Bueller?


Who is this chick, Sarah Palin, anyway?

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was seriously sick to my stomach when I watched how the crowd behaved last night at Obama's party. You'd a thought Jesus had come down from heaven to save us! They act like Obama is our lord and savior!! It made me ill.
I changed the station and knitted.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Granted, I am not American and will not be voting. BUT...I am heartily tired of all the Barack madness. It seems he gets 15 minutes of coverage on various news channels to John Mccain's 1 minute. From where I am sitting,the media is very definitely biased and cna quit claiming to be reporting,"Just the facts ma'am". Not htat I am a huge Mccain fan either.

5:20 AM  

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