I hesitated to blog politically, but this election is just too important to the country and the people within it. It was the essay by David Sedaris in the New Yorker entitled Undecided that finally put me over the edge and into blogging about my feelings:
“To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. â€œCan I interest you in the chicken?â€ she asks. â€œOr would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?â€
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.”
Now, I have never been undecided in this election. McCain is just another round of pampered yuppie, a third-generation military brat who is a just not a nice person in any way. His record is anything but (*yuck*) “maverick”, and his choice of running mate in Sarah Palin is frankly still bewildering. She’s just a laughingstock of a running mate, tasked with fueling the fires of misinformation and racial bias that this country can no longer tolerate or afford.
Obama is what this country needs. A new, fresh voice, with good ideas and the willingness to see them through. He gives me hope that in 4 years, perhaps we won’t be scorned in international discussions, involved in wars that are being waged for no good reasons, and on our way to recovering the basic rights that have been flushed away by the Bush administration.
So: for those of you in the US: Vote. Vote for hope, and change. Vote for the first racial minority presidential candidate. Vote for a different America for our children, because I don’t want Eliza to inherit the one we’ve got.