Posts Tagged ‘2008 Election’

Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

According to both Biden and Palin in the VP debates, neither McCain nor Obama support allowing homosexual couples the right to marry. Someday, one or both candidates (or more candidates, God forbid there be third parties) will support this idea, which isn’t quaint, isn’t harmful to anyone, and essentially verifies our dedication to universal human rights, regardless of race, religion, or sexual preference. Hopefully, that time will come within our lifetime… but I’m not hedging my bets. Which sadly says a lot about the hatred that still bubbles below the surface of our society.

I shook hands with the next President of the United States

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Went to the Missoula Obama rally at the University today. Lots of people getting signatures in the line, which stretched at least as far back as the Music Building, and probably much farther than that.

What can I say? The rally was bitchin’. There was a bit too much buildup, but it was worth it. Obama is just as eloquent a speaker as he’s made out to be. He couldn’t have picked a better town, since we tend to lean so far to the left here. He managed to tailor his speech to Montana without it feeling forced. Probably the biggest reaction he got was when he mentioned that no matter what, George W. Bush would not be on the ballot here. We Missoulians really, really don’t like the guy.

Now, I’d prefer someone like Gravel as president, but he obviously won’t be (he’s kind of behind in the delegate count). I consider myself a libertarian, but I lean to the left, so that’s where I tend to vote. And I’d rather not see McCain in office, because I’ve become rather fond of my civil liberties (those I have left, that is), and it’s pretty clear he’s just a Business as Usual type of guy.

As far as the Democrats go, Hillary’s just dragging her heels along the slow path to irrelevance. Every day she finds a new way to prove that she’ll do or say anything to become president. When you get down to it, it all comes down to attitude. They have fairly similar politics. Obama’s is one of support, of doing something for the American people. Hillary’s, on the other hand, is one of ambition, of doing anything to become the first woman president.

Plus, I really don’t want to see our line of political succession go Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton. Then, Jeb Bush could run, and after him, Chelsea! Blahh 😛