Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Talking Politics...A Poll

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!


Becky K. said...

I heard from my sister-in-law, this is what she said:

Hi, Becky,
I tried to post a comment on your blog, but don't have the right
account or something.

Anyway, I'm glad you're still glad I married into your family (I sure
am!). I won't try to change you, either, but then, I'm used to
Republicans in the family. One thing we can agree on: it's important
for every American to examine their conscience, study the candidates,
and vote.

I recently found this web site, which helps voters compare their own stands on subjects with those of the declared candidates: You answer the questions, and then it tells you which candidates match your priorities. It's pretty interesting. Thought you (or perhaps your blog readers) might want to try it.
Love you, too.

I totally agree! Everyone needs to vote!


Mrs. Rabe said...

I love politics too!

I have learned to temper what I say when, but I am like you, I watch the news, listen to speeches etc...

I think it is very important to be informed and to vote!

Anonymous said...

I watch Fox News so I say A.

Last election I was able to watch the votes come in at the Host Hotel in Lancaster. It was fun to be at a party like that. I went with Dee and Bob. I think I may have to come back again for that!!!

We talk back to the tv and I watch until I have everyone irritated but then, they watch their sports all the time!!!

All I know is HC tears did not affect me at all. They looked genuine but not to the point that it would swing a vote...

We vote in our primary on the Feb Super Tuesday. What about PA??

Becky K. said...

Our Primary is April 22.
We make almost no difference...Ha!!
Becky K.

Terri and Bob said...

I am an A. I love to hear the views of others, too. I am glad that you like to discuss them too!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Our primary is second to last in the entire country!! but we still like to share our opinions!!LOL!!! and we always, always vote! How great to live in a country where one can share different opinions, and vote their hearts & minds

kari & kijsa

Becky K. said...

Our freedom did not come easily so we should take advantage of every opportunity to keep it and vote, vote, vote! Well, to be legal we can only vote! (once, that is!) lol

Anyway...thanks for the input. It is very good to see that you are involved in the political process!

Becky K.