This picture speaks to me more than any poll or debate.
"It was primary morning in New Hampshire. Barack and Michelle Obama had been campaigning separately all week. In the first few months of 2008 their private time seemed to consist of a few crossover moments in back hallways before rallies. This moment was rare and you could tell they just loved being able to sit together. Jan. 8, 2008."
Let me start by saying that my family has a long history of Democratic desires. Even if I think really hard, I can't think of a single family member that is a staunch Republican, or even a casual one. That said, in addition to our more liberal showcases, my family is mostly led by strong women, especially on my mom's side. And they all hate Palin. Scared to death of her. Understandable. It's got my mom and my grandmother running so nervous that the amount of statements I get encouraging me to vote and convince my friends to vote is astonishing. My mom even decided to volunteer for the Obama campaign, and this is someone who was for Hilary in the beginning stages. It's partly inspiring and sometimes amusing, and to encourage the entertainment, I send her whatever linkage and videos I come across as I browse the Web. This is something I found that made her laugh/shake in her boots some more. I have a feeling she then forwarded it to my grandma.
This video is a great breakdown of the 2008 primaries and how the nominees are selected to each party, and the graphs even move on their own! Technological wonders! I find it fascinating and exciting that so many young people (and people in general) are voting in the primaries, let alone how many will likely cast their ballot in the big dance.
More on my political musings later. Gosh, it's weird even having political musings in the first place. Truth be told, election years get me PUMPED.