I admit it -- I am geeking out over this presidential election. I'm watching debates, reading articles and asking everyone I know with sincere fascination who they are leaning toward voting for and why. It's a little too close for comfort for some people (wah wah wah) but I am really just very interested in knowing the thoughts people have on the candidates. OK, I am interested in knowing the thoughts people have on the Democratic and Green candidates. I really don't have the time or patience or energy to keep myself awake or courtesy smile through any more Republican rhetoric at this point.
My vote is still up in the air. I have to say that John Edwards is a strong contender for me, although Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are definitely on my short list as well. I want to read more, watch more, investigate more before I call out my choice (which you can bet your bippy I will, and proudly). Until then, I give lots of credit to the Edwards camp for being so blog savvy and for making alliances and meeting with bloggers to get out their message. This isn't just catering to me and my bloggy buddies, this is right now, and for that, I'm impressed.
Our meeting with Elizabeth Edwards has received some nice little press, including a front and center spot on the campaign blog and a cross-posting on The Daily Kos. Some of our questions and discussion points are noted, clips from our reactions on our personal blogs are posted and I am very happy to see my own little Sassafrass link right there among the reporting.
Also, be sure to check out the column on the meeting and the possibility for changing campaign strategy on the View from a Broad. The MOMocrats are putting up some great writing and asking some tough questions that I think every voting mom will want to take a look at. Many of us mama bloggers are also putting out the call to the other candidates to meet with us, share their vision and field some questions that might just shape our votes. Any takers?
My vote will include some strong statements about the issues that are most important to me -- reproductive justice, ending this fucking war, reworking the healthcare and insurance system of chaos and funds for education. That might mean a vote for JE, and it might mean a vote for Hill or Barack. We will see. We will see.
If you are the poli-talky kind, speak up! Who are you voting for? What's the deal with that?
[photo via SVMomsBlog]