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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I Shouldn't Write This

I shouldn't write this post. For one thing, its political. For another, I've only had 4 hours sleep. But why not ...

Here is what I think about politics.

We need to send every single one of those men and women in Washington packing for home. Fire 'em all and start all over again. The more I see, the less I like.

That said, I'm voting for McCain. Not because I like him. I don't. I actually like Obama better. But I'm voting for McCain for a few reasons.

1. At least we'll know what we'll be getting. Like it or not, we know what he'll do because we've been watching him do it for a while. I'm not sure what Obama will do if elected. I know what he says, but since when did anyone running for office do what they said? Bottom line for me on Obama is - I just don't' trust him. I considered voting for him at one time. But ... nah ... just doesn't feel right to me. And I don't like his wife. I listened to one of her speeches and she contradicted herself within 5 minutes. I'm not even sure if anyone caught it but I got the feeling she was so determined to say whatever was necessary to get her hubby elected that she forgot how to be honest.

2. I don't want national health care. A trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles tells me that if the government can give me such a hassle over a license plate, I sure don't want them messing with me when I'm sick. Seriously. I don't want the government messing with me when I'm sick.

3. I like Sarah. I just do. I know everyone is having a real good laugh at her, but the girl has spunk. And she seems like a real person instead of a politician. I like that, gosh darn it. From the looks of the VP debate, I think even ole' Joe liked her too. I'm betting he even kinda thinks she might do a better job. I don't know ... she just strikes me as a person who might get something done. Does she have any idea what she's doing? Probably not. But if I've learned anything in the last few years, its been that you don't necessarily have to know what you're doing to do something and make a difference. In fact, sometimes I think its a lot better if you don't know what you're doing - that way you're not hampered by all the trappings of those who know exactly what they're doing.

I like helping poor people and I know Obama says he's all about that. But I don't think I want to leave that up to the people in Washington either. We can still help poor people. You and I can, which is probably the way it should be anyway.

So anyway, there it is. My reasons aren't the reasons of someone who has delved into this race with much intellect. They're pretty much just gut feelings. I was always told to trust my gut rather than what people say so I think that's what I'll do.


David Cho said...

You live in a swing state, so your opinion weighs a lot more than mine.

As for me, I keep going back and forth.

As to knowing what we are getting from McCain, looks like his maverick reputation is so yesterday, and we will be getting more of the past 8 years. More of the same in Iraq. More of the same in Afghanistan. More of the same with the economy. More of the same....

Kansas Bob said...

McCain is just acting a bit too crazy these days.. he always says "I can fix this".. just too scary for me.. the guy likes to play casino craps.. I just don't think that we need a big time gambler in the white house.

Michelle said...

couldn't agree more!

Jerry said...

I agree with everything you said, another reason to vote for McCain is the supreme court. McCain is left, almost a Dem. Obama couldn't be more liberal.

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