I was subjected to scenes of Barack and Hillary playing nice with each other on stage at a rally in Unity, New Hampshire. It was a bit over the top.
I don’t know what the real content (if any) of their speeches consisted of, and the newscasts simply showed snippets of each of them saying cute and insipidly stupid things about each other (Obama: “She Rocks! She Rocks! That’s what I’m talking about”).
At the same time, CBS covered Clinton supporters at the rally who are dead set against voting for Obama, and writing in Clinton. Like that’s gonna work.
It’s intriguing that so many people are proclaiming they will not vote for one of the major candidates this fall. I’ve be watching some bloggers …
My dad hates labels. We’ve had this conversation numerous times in the past regarding how bad it is to put a label on yourself or others as if that label defines who you are.
I understand where he’s coming from in many respects, and yet I also maintain a need to use short expressions clarify my position in areas that could take an hour to describe in depth, but can communicate much in two or three words, such as “constitutional constructionist”. Granted, expressions (or labels) like that can be broadly interpreted or useless to those without any context regarding what it means.
And so in this Presidential election year we struggle with what it means to be “conservative” or “Republican” or “liberal”, or “libertarian”, or …