May 14, 2008

I want to believe

Hillary won a resounding victory in West Virginia which should come as no surprise to anyone following these primaries. Obama seems to be less bulletproof then people may think him to be. Still the overwhelming love for this eloquent man as the savior in these dark times is appealing to me, but I can't seem to gain the enthusiasm for him as others do.

Obama may seem like someone who's not in the pocket of special interests, but seriously it costs more for him to campaign for a month then he'll ever make if he were to win the presidency. I watch in awe of the folk who show such affection and hope for a candidate and sometimes I wish I were them. Even with the great possibility that I'll be let down I still wonder why I'm not passionate about any of the candidates. Maybe it's my age or the fact that I can be a cynic, but my heart still stays cold when I hear the phrase "yes we can". It's kind of sad really that I can't sit here and laugh at every joke John Stewart makes no matter how stale they may be.

Then again I'm really glad I'm not these fine representatives of the West Virginia electorate:

"You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt." - Barack Obama


whatigotsofar said...

Vote ficus.

Anonymous said...

ANARCHY IN THE USA!!!! Politicians all suck my dear. That isn’t a cynic thought, it’s realistic. EVERYONE has a hidden agenda.

We did a mock election in a government class in high school and the speech we got from our mystery politician was SO convincing. He was going to make it allllll better for everyone and he won the vote almost unanimously.

Unfortunately, as we found out afterwards, we elected Hitler.

Miss Ash said...

You're going to have to explain the whole American electoral system to me in laymans terms one day. I don't get it at all!

JLee said...

"Home of the Hillbillys" ha
I was starting to wonder if that was a SNL skit! I don't have faith in any politician to be honest...I used to not vote for that reason and got criticized for it, so I jumped on the bandwagon, but honestly don't know who I'm going to vote for?
I guess I'm not the only one who's jaded ;)

Foster Communications said...

I have similar feelings about this election. I was somewhat excited about John Edwards but then he went to the sidelines. Something about Obama just bugs me. I have faith that no matter who is elected it will be better than Bush. Couldn't be worse.