I hope you’re all paying attention kids… This is an amazing time to be alive. Whether you love politics, or you don’t. Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, or Independent. Whether you think Diet Dr Pepper really tastes like regular Dr Pepper, or not. It is now official. We will either have an African-American President, or a female Vice-President. Think about the magnitude of this… The Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, is less than 100 years old. And the National Voting Rights Act, which prohibited voting qualification or prerequisite to cast a vote, (mainly targeting blacks in the South), was only passed in 1965! Now, for the first time in our nation’s history, one of the two most visible representatives of our government will not be a white male.
Does this mean there will be drastic, sweeping, much needed change in Washington? Who knows… but I think it increases the odds a bit. I must admit, I don’t really know anything about Sarah Palin. From what I’ve read, she’s known for shaking things up… Good for her, and good for Tina Fey, who will be the obvious choice to play her in the movie someday. As far as the other camp goes, Barack is finally being a little specific, and giving more detail regarding his plan for the future. It’s nice to hear him say something in the midst of all of these speeches. I heard Hillary the other day, still talking about glass ceilings, change, the future, and building bridges… I had no idea what she was talking about. Partially my fault, I took ‘Spanish’ in high school and not ‘Bumper Sticker’. Is it me, or when she gives a speech, does she sound like Loraine Newman as Prymaat Conehead?
I have to say… For the first time since this lunacy began, I really am interested in seeing what happens. I hope, for our sake, that the Obama camp can pull it off. McCain has gotten way too George W for me. I hope Barack is truly able to affect change where it is desperately needed. I hope he is supported in his endeavors. I hope he restores faith in the members of our armed forces, and only puts them in harms way when ABSOLUTELY necessary. And I hope he restores America’s reputation around the world, and we’re once again OK with being represented by our elected officials. As you may know, I haven’t been a die hard, weak-in-the-knees supporter of Barack Obama…
But I do have hope!