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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Democratic Primary 2008

This morning I went to vote in this very important Democratic primary. All of this indecision left me, well, undecided. At the beginning of all of this I was a Hillary fan. Being relatively uneducated in the field of politics, pathetically, my reasoning was 1. I like Bill and 2. wouldn't it be nice to see a woman president? Believing that this was no reason to cast a vote I tried to learn a few things. Watching a few debates, slowly I started to lean towards Obama.
Then came the time to vote. Standing within the booth of this historical election I felt like I was in high school again, unprepared as usual, for the big exam. Wanting to choose the candidate that was seemingly best for the job I, admittedly, felt compelled. Compelled to vote for Hillary, for a woman as a woman. Compelled to NOT vote for Hillary just for that reason. I felt compelled to not look at the two candidates as the first woman and the first black man despite it being the obvious factors. I wondered how many of us were having the same thoughts.
Truth is, in my naivete, you may call it ignorance, both candidates seem to be a lot of the same. Intelligent, poised, politicians, and all that comes along with it. Sure, one has more experience than the other, and to some that is a large factor.
So, I stood there, made a gut reaction vote, and walked out. I am interested in seeing who wins but will not be disappointed or happy either way. What I do know, is that whether it is the first black man or the first woman who makes the ballot it is that person I will be voting for come November and it won't be for either of those reasons.

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