Megan on Politics

I know: it’s only happened one other time. Don’t get too excited because I haven’t actually said anything (either now or by the end of this post), but last night, Craig and I were watching the news, and I started a political conversation.

Megan: “What do you think about Huckabee?”
Craig (shakes his head): “Yeah, I like Huckabee. What do you think?”
Me: “Me? I’m sort of leaning toward Ron Paul.”
Craig: “You don’t like Huckabee?”
Me: “I’m not sure. I get really nervous when the whole Christian community begins whole-heartedly supporting somebody, sort of like his Baptist minister status makes him an automatic shoo-in for president. I don’t think I’m ready to jump on the bandwagon. Do you think Ron Paul is electable?”
Craig: “Not really, though he’s raised a boatload of money.”
Me: “Do you think Huckabee is?”
Craig: “Possibly. Wait. What in the world do you know about Ron Paul? Or Huckabee?”
Me (grinning): “Not much. It’s just a hunch. But I had you going there for a minute, didn’t I?”

End of political conversation. I actually have read some sketchy info on Huckabee and education, as in he might be pandering to the homeschool population right now, while at the same time sporting past records that aren’t exactly homeschool friendly. But what in the world do I know?

Not much.

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20 thoughts on “Megan on Politics

  1. caron easley says:

    when i remember the elections we had in elementary school for student government, i think they really were a good at foreshadowing how people end up making their choices.
    that -or- they were extraordinarily bad lessons…allowing small children the power to elect based on superfluous things like who handed out a stick of wrigley’s with “vote for _____” on it -verus- who handed out boxes of fruit roll-ups.

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  2. martha10 says:

    i’ve never understood why the electability of a candidate helps us decide whether he/she is a good candidate. i DO understand why we might not want to waste our vote on them. i just don’t understand why we decide whether they are a good candidate based on electability. m

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  3. Beird says:

    I like Huckabee before I knew him to be a minister. Though, I do now get more a sense that he might flipping and a flopping on some issues.

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  4. caron easley says:

    when i remember the elections we had in elementary school for student government, i think they really were a good at foreshadowing how people end up making their choices.
    that -or- they were extraordinarily bad lessons…allowing small children the power to elect based on superfluous things like who handed out a stick of wrigley’s with “vote for _____” on it -verus- who handed out boxes of fruit roll-ups.

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  5. martha10 says:

    i’ve never understood why the electability of a candidate helps us decide whether he/she is a good candidate. i DO understand why we might not want to waste our vote on them. i just don’t understand why we decide whether they are a good candidate based on electability. m

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  6. Beird says:

    I like Huckabee before I knew him to be a minister. Though, I do now get more a sense that he might flipping and a flopping on some issues.

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  7. TulipGirl says:

    I’m not fond of Huckabee, and am concerned he doesn’t possess the discernment needed to be president. I disagree strongly with Paul on Iraq, and several other issues. I don’t trust Romney, and again with the discernment issue (c’mon–he believes Joe Smith?) And Guliani? *shudder*
    I’m disappointed all around.

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  8. gretchen from lifenut says:

    Ron Paul is a head-scratcher for me. He’s a man who is adored by brothel owners, prostitutes, AND homeschooling families.
    I guess dislike for governmental control is a unifying factor.
    I won’t vote for him, though. I am also disillusioned with the entire field—none would make a good President. The Democrats are going to take back the White House, I am afraid.

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  9. TulipGirl says:

    I’m not fond of Huckabee, and am concerned he doesn’t possess the discernment needed to be president. I disagree strongly with Paul on Iraq, and several other issues. I don’t trust Romney, and again with the discernment issue (c’mon–he believes Joe Smith?) And Guliani? *shudder*
    I’m disappointed all around.

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  10. gretchen from lifenut says:

    Ron Paul is a head-scratcher for me. He’s a man who is adored by brothel owners, prostitutes, AND homeschooling families.
    I guess dislike for governmental control is a unifying factor.
    I won’t vote for him, though. I am also disillusioned with the entire field—none would make a good President. The Democrats are going to take back the White House, I am afraid.

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