How comfortable are you talking about politics with friends?
I love, love, love politics. I watch the returns come in from all of the primaries and Caucasus. I talk back to candidates when they are speaking on the television. I've spent many hours standing at voting sites representing someone that I felt should be elected....and yet...when it comes to talking to friends about politics there is a different dynamic.
I used to just blurt out my opinions with never a thought for what someone else may be thinking. Then there was a change in our all Republican family...there came a Democrat!
Hi Bev, I LOVE you! She married my brother and I am so glad that she did! I wouldn't trade you for a Republican!
Bev and I know that we come at politics from very different places. She will never change my mind and I have no intention of changing hers.
This is what is great about our country...we all have a voice! It is our vote.
With this voice comes a responsibility. A responsibility to do our homework to see who best represents our values and hope for the future. Sometimes we make our decisions on a "gut feeling" and sometimes we research a person to death.
I hope that you will be "engaged" to some degree in this political process and use the "voice (Vote)" that you have been given to continue the history of freedom in these Wonderful United States of America!
SO, back to the poll...
How comfortable are you talking politics?
a. I am very comfortable stating my views with anyone.
b. I am somewhat comfortable if I know where the other person stands.
c. I am very uncomfortable talking politics at all.
d. other - explain!