although, not an activist, the plezWife is politically aware, we both plan to vote in the democratic primary here in georgia in a few weeks. more than likely, we'll be voting for the same person to head the democratic ticket come the fall.
on the other hand, it is not odd to catch me on any weekday morning, watching the call-in show on C-SPAN. i love hearing the different perspectives of folk from around the country as they opine on all things democratic, republican, and independent. on this past thursday, i coerced my wife into watching the iowa caucus coverage on C-SPAN: we flipped back and forth between the democratic and republican caucuses until the winners were announced.
this past weekend, something happened... BARACK OBAMA happened! every television in the house has been tuned to C-SPAN since thursday night: we've been watching all of the candidate speeches, laughing at the callers... my wife even made me call C-SPAN on two separate occasions, between Obama's nashua speech, the dennis kucinich segment, and replays of the mitt romney (i do not like that guy) lying about shit he ain't ever gonna do in somebody's living room - the first time i couldn't get through and the second time they had already stopped taking calls. we switched to ABC to watch the republican and democratic debates, and then switched back to C-SPAN to get additional analysis. i didn't see either NFL playoff game on saturday and only watched recorded versions of the playoffs on sunday afternoon after the Michelle Obama speech in plymouth!
plezWorld & plezWife are on the same page about the upcoming new hampshire primaries...
republicans: ron paul comes off as the most sane candidate in the bunch, but he makes too much sense, so they will never take him seriously... hell, they barely wanted him to participate in the debates last night. mike huckabee appears to be a likable and affable chap, if i were to pick one of the bunch to vote for, it would probably be huckabee... i hope he wins the nomination. mccain, romney, thompson, and guiliani are career
democrats: i can't wait for Barack Obama to win the new hampshire primary, the most recent polls have him moving ahead to a double digit lead this weekend. i watched his wife's rousing speech on sunday afternoon - she delivers a stump speech almost as well as her husband. this guy is so refreshing, so inspirational it is uncanny. it is so nice to have a candidate who is untainted by the washington establishment, someone with core morals and values and conviction. he has practical grassroots EXPERIENCE, more political EXPERIENCE than hillary clinton (with her lying ass), and an INSPIRATIONAL VISION for a truly united states. this guy brings tears to my eyes every time i hear him speak.
[Hat Tip: Brown Sugar]
i like john edwards who is currently my second favorite candidate. bill richardson has a solid background but doesn't speak to me. and hillary clinton comes off as cunning, calculating, and conniving... i don't trust that woman (during last night's debate, she kept referring to 35 years of experience... to my way of thinking, slobbing on bill's knob for 20 years in the arkansas governor's mansion and the white house don't count!) and i feel that returning the clintons to the white house will be as detrimental to the well being of this country as has been the last seven years of george w. bush!
so we had a weekend devoid of stainless steel appliances, leather sectionals, paint chips, feng shui, landscaping, and fixer uppers in favor of our complex political system... and plezWorld is all the better for it!