I don't usually talk about politics. Generally just starts fights. I live in a very republican state. I don't identify very well with either party. Therefore, I often simply don't vote. I did in the last presidential election, only because my sister worked on the Obama campaign and I wanted to tell her out I voted for McCain. She almost had an aneurysm, and it was completely worth it. It didn't really matter whom I voted for, my state's electoral votes were going republican, but I didn't let that fact get in the way of anything.
Why not vote? The hope and change rhetoric rubbed me all the wrong ways and I don't know how I would feel about McCain taking orders from Palin. Neither one seems superior to the other. Who is to say how McCain and Palin would have handled this current economic climate, but its not like we are sitting pretty right now.
For those of you living under a rock, the Iowa straw poll was conducted recently. Michelle Bachmann won by a thin margin. Ron Paul second and some guy, who even now I can't remember, dropped out because he was in third. I refuse to look up his name. I wonder how much money he spent to simply bow out. What a character. He is who I would like to be president. It is one thing to run for president and lose. It is quite another to run and then quit at the first sign of trouble. I wonder if he thinks he can try again sometime. Opponent campaign ads basically write themselves.
So that leaves us with Bachmann (Palin-class scary), Ron Paul (a class all his own) and Mitt Romney (I'm not sure what to say about him). Yeah, there are others, they mean nothing at this point.
Time for a gimmick Republicans. You tried Palin, Mitt lost last time, I think its time you go for broke. I want to see Rob Paul make it. Do I think he can win? Likely not. But we would be in for a wild ride.
Also, I didn't spell check any of the names. So there.