|Laura Barchi DeBusk threw on her boots and sunglasses as the school bus rounded the corner. Clutching her preschooler's hand, she crossed the street along with half a dozen other stay-at-home moms. DeBusk and her neighbors -- Republicans all -- rarely discuss politics, but days before a primary election here she decided to send a little shock through her subdivision.|
"You'll be surprised to know I'm voting for Barack Obama," DeBusk, 37, announced as the school bus pulled up.
"Really?" her friend Sherry Tierney, 36, said as their first-graders hopped off the bus. "Why?"
"I feel like we need to get out of the Bush black-and-white way of thinking," DeBusk said. "I feel like McCain would also say, 'It's my way or the highway.' . . . Obama's message of inclusion and working together is what we need."
At this point, my head begins to throb due to her "feeling" the message of inclusion and working together, sort of like don't worry be happy.
|The Laura DeBusks of the country are just the kind of voters that Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) has courted -- sick of what they've been offered, tired of where things are headed and willing to try something, anything, new. Exit polls from elections across the country last week showed that Obama won the majority of independent voters. DeBusk, like many voters, worries about Obama's lack of experience, and she disagrees with him on a handful of issues, particularly his tax policies. But her desire for change is so great, she's willing to take the chance.|
"Even if he doesn't do everything the way I'd like, I really feel like he can move us forward," she said.
Then my eye starts to twitch as I see more emotional BS than logical thinking because hey he can move us forward by raising our taxes. So far she has said nothing of substance just "change."
|"....Walters had mentioned that Mitt Romney had dropped out of the Republican race, so DeBusk pulled up a video of Romney and heard him say: "If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror."|
"I don't get his logic," DeBusk said, and she shut down the computer.
She had never seriously considered voting for the former Massachusetts governor and business executive, although her husband, Chris, 38, who is also a registered Republican, often says: "Why can't they run the government more like a business? Be more efficient?"
Romney would have been an efficient manager, she thinks. But still, DeBusk felt he would have been "the same older white man."
"It kind of makes you wonder: Why can't the Republicans put up somebody different? We've had women and minorities serving as governors, senators and businesspeople," she said. "We keep churning out the same people over and over."
Right here I realize that Oprah Winfrey has done more harm to this country than any living being. This is the oprahfication of politics in a nutshell.
Romney would have been an efficient manager, but he is older white man, F him. She doesn't get the logic because she can't believe the Dems would actually pull back on fighting terrorism, Obama tax policies are bad but he can move us forward. It is full on emotion with someone who wants to make history than an informed choice. Obama is for change,inclusion and won't polarized the country.
This is your typical American voter. Phear her.