Tuesday, October 7, 2008

debate, schemate

Want to know a secret? I'm not watching the debate tonight. Here's a whopper for you. I haven't watched any of the debates before this either. Maybe this makes me a bad citizen, but really, I'm just so sick of this election that I don't want to hear any more then I have to. I'm not exceptionally wild about either candidate and I don't really want to listen to them and their constant attacks on one another. It's becomming so painful, my ears bleed listening to either of them and I can't take it. November can't come soon enough.

Please don't think I am one of those uninformed people who just complains about what happens, but does nothing about it, because that couldn't be further from the truth. I've worked on several campaigns over the years in various capacities, both during and after college. I've voted in every election, always by absentee ballot, because I still vote in NH, rather then DC. In fact, my ballot is sitting next to me on my bed as I write.

Want to hear something crazy? There is an election in Canada going on right now! What? You had no idea? I know, it's hard when ours overshadows everyone elses. Canadians are set to head to the polls on October 14...that is just a few short days away! I think the Canadians are brilliant- their elections last 36 days. The Prime Minister drops the writ and then the election begins. Election Day is a Monday. Short and sweet.

(in 2004 when Canada had their Federal Elections, I was in Ontario running a campaign....this was the time when I fell in love with the glories that is Tim Hortons....what I would for a timbit right now.....)

I have this hope that October will fly by and Election Day will be here before we know it and I won't have to hear this anymore...or at least not for another year before people begin to campaign again...

Maybe I will vote for the Libertarian candidate...they have two on the ballot, believe it or not. How that works, I'm not sure...


Janssen said...

The election is getting to me too - I'm trying to write a paper about some voting things and Google is doing me wrong because EVERY PAGE ON THE INTERNET says something about Obama and McCain these days.

Ashley said...

I live in Ohio, and there fifty billion Tim Horton's here.

It's funny - because we're totally not Canada.

The election has been drawn out - the media's talking heads are what get me most.

Listening to a few hours of that would make anyone batty!

Sara said...

I am 100% with you on taking a break from all the drama we call politics.

magda said...

You and me both! I haven't watched any. And I don't feel that bad about it. I can't wait for it to be over! I feel like I cared a lot more about 2 years ago.

I have to advise against the libertarian candidate, at least Mr. Barr. I met him. Not impressed. He was an hour late and I had to speak on a panel interviewing him! Maybe my bad memories are biasing my view though. Google my name & his and you'll see pictures. shame.