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political office or sandbox?

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this is the first year in which i’m actually semi-following and semi-interested in politics.  i even registered to vote this past year and plan on voting in november.  so i’ve been trying to keep up with the democratic presidential nominations and the speeches and stuff.  so in light of the democratic national convention, i came to thinking how politics is a lot like the confines of the playground in elementary school.  bear with me on this.

first there’s the mudslinging which literally happens in the playground and figuratively happens on the campaign trail.  one person tries to make the other person look like more of a jerk than they really are so that they can gain popularity and “rule” the playground or the national office.

the vp is like the best friend who backs everything the “popular” kid is doing.  they beat up whoever the popular kid wants to have beat up, they recruit their friends to help back the popular kid that they back.

and the rest of us, there’s either the followers of one side, the followers of the other and the ones who don’t really care who’s the more popular kid and want nothing to do with it.

i always thought that politics were kind of boring.  and they kind of are.  but it’s been pretty interesting watching and keeping up with this year’s election process.

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Written by enoch

August 28, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Posted in social observation

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  1. i still think it’s boring and want nothing to do w/ it. 😛

    owie

    August 29, 2008 at 9:08 am

  2. the race this year is VERY interesting. esp since mccain just announced his vp. what the heck is he thinking?? no offense, but if that guy croaks, i don’t feel comfortable having his vp with 2 years of governor’s experience calling the shots.

    i hope owie is kidding about her comment. this is history in the making! and we get to be a part of it. plus i think the pressure hillary put on obama during the campaign has made him a better candidate. so yeah, hopeful about the change obama is promising.

    Katee

    August 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm

  3. i think mccain’s choice was very interesting… to pick a woman vp… perhaps he did it to get all the pro-woman voters on his side again since hillary was not nominated for either position. it’ll def be interesting to see how things pan out.

    pegs

    September 1, 2008 at 7:27 pm


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