This has been my day with Renee, her mom and our good friend Monique-

Election 2008 – What Am I Thinking!?

I’ve fought with this post for some time. I’ve written it in my head at least a 100 times… but still, I have no idea what compels me or anyone to write about politics. I don’t discuss them much and I don’t usually pay attention. I am now… maybe it’s age and getting older, maybe it’s the current landscape of our world, maybe it’s my daughter and the child that my wife is carrying or simply the future of my friends and family. I also write this as someone who has voted on the “Right” side of the line 80% of my voting life. Republican. I have voted for democrats, just not much. I am not a registered republican or democrat. I don’t care to devote my views entirely to any one of those parties. I do fall in line with most of the views of the republican side, but this time I find my self in line with other issues that line up more on the democrat side. As I’ve watched these debates and conversations I am overwhelmingly amazed at how many of the candidates have blamed the current Bush admin on all the problems we currently have. I’m tired of hearing about what Bush should have done or not done. It’s in the past. For this reason, I have been drawn to Obama for some time. I’ve been watching him and his speeches. He is focused on moving forward and fixing things – not blaming. Sure, he’s made the occasional jab at the other candidates but he’s been consistently focused on how to address and fix things...