The first election I remember was George Senior running against Dukakis. I totally made a hand like this and hung it up at my desk at school.
Because Mennonite second-graders are a huge voting demographic you know. And in my little brain I thought the presidential vote was taken by a hand-raise.
In those young years I formed the opinion that Democrats represented the poor and Republicans represented the wealthy. So I decided a party switch was in order. And in 6th grade I announced to my fellow-friends who were swinging with me on the playground, that in fact, I was pro-Clinton. Oh my, a serious unanticipated backlash followed, having to do with abortion.
And so I learned the ugly truth. You want a fight? Talk politics.
So yeah, these days our supper conversations revolve around the election and:
“Will there be a Bradley effect? Is SHE qualified if he dies?”
It is so not over yet”
And more intelligent conversation.
But I was stunned when I walked in on Elena singing that song: “Obama’s gonna lead us”. How did she learn it? I promise I didn’t hear it more than twice, but that’s enough for my daughter to sing along.
Please don’t tell her Daddy!
Just kidding, of course I told him. I broke it to him gently, and you know what he managed to chuckle lightly. Whew.
Want a fight? Talk politics.
***BTW this election is totally responsible for my lack of posting here. By the time of caught up on
Joe Sixpack Joe the Plumber, I’ve got nothing left.
***Anybody have any election predictions? I would love to hear your thoughts.