It is a slippery slope that leads to the political stump. I read that Obama and Billary are now going to team up against McCain. I think that is the only time the Clinton's will join forces with opposition- "The enemy of my enemy is my friend", comes to mind.
I am starting to pay more attention the political arena now that the zero hour is upon us. Well, not really, but as fast as the time has been going since I retired (6 months ago already!) I am not going to chance it. For amusement purposes only, I went to a site that has you enter your political beliefs and then it spits out your candidate of choice lickety-split. I think they are put out by the Dems because there is no latitude for "Yes, but...".
My wife actually brought this up when all her selections ended up with John Edwards. SHe is bummed because now she has to choose someone else. I kind of like Mit Romney, despite that fact the media put the spotlight on his Mormon beliefs. Too bad the media doesn't know much about Mormons- they are big time supporters of separation of church and state.
Back to the "Yes, but..." point, for example, the question was something like, "Is abortion wrong?" There is no grey area or leniency for the "what if.." scenario. For my wife, the abortion issue is a deal breaker; Obama was an appealing candidate to my wife until she read about his stance on partial birth abortions. I told her that he is just towing the party line on that one but it didn't matter to her. Frankly, I think some fresh meat in the White House would do us good. I have always believed that our elected officials should not be allowed to run after they reach a certain age or have served in politics for "x" many years. They become a slave to their own interests by that point and/or to the special interest groups who fork out the most donations.
Character goes a long way with me these days, which is why I will never vote for a Clinton, even Chelsea should she decide to follow in her parents' footsteps. I do not and never will trust a Clinton. I grew up in Arkansas when Billy boy was Governor and had enough of it then. I think most people in AR voted for him for President just to get him the hell out of there.
I guess there is nothing to do, really, except keep your eyes and ears peeled to what is going on a sift through the b.s. the media decides is acceptable to reveal to the masses.