Last night, my mom and Jeffrey came over for dinner and to watch the presidential debate. The 9-year-old wasn't as enthralled with watching two men talk about the economy. I bribed him with my puppy. And it worked. Kind of. But what was interesting about the evening was that I really enjoyed it.
When did I get so old?
I was extremely interested in listening to what each candidate had to say.
I won't get into my personal politics on the blog. I know that everyone has their own unique view on things based on their backgrounds and life experience. Personally, I think I fall somewhere in the middle. I recycle but don't compost. I work in a science field and am a Christian. I am pro-choice AND pro-life. I like elephants but look better in blue. You see where I am going with this. I agree with aspects of both party platforms. And I would bet that is where a lot of the country is as well.
I have a real problem with people at each extreme of the spectrum (liberals and ultra conservatives). Mostly because they seem to think that anyone that doesn't share in their opinions is an idiot, which isn't true. And I think that mentality kind of has hurt our country over the last decade.
Since I live in Oregon, my vote really doesn't matter (blue or red). That's one of the wonders that is the electoral college (outdated in my opinion but that is another debate at another time). It would take nothing short of a miracle for Oregon to be anything other than a blue state. The one benefit of this... we've had very few presidential election commercials lately.
No matter which candidate wins, hopefully the next four years will show a positive change in the economy (please please PLEASE) and the ability for BOTH parties to work together for the betterment of the country and not just their individual party (side-eye Tea Party).
Now I'm going to have some chocolate milk (like a mature adult).