"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness." Aristotle

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Thoughts On The CNN/YouTube Debate

Hope that last blog didn't piss to many people off, sometimes a girl has to write exactly what is on her mind...

I am an avid YouTube junkie, I suppose that would be the proper word, or perhaps addicted might better describe it. :)

I have to say I was impressed with CNN, YouTube & the Democratic candidates efforts in the debate last night. For candidates to walk blindly into a debate, without any prior knowledge of the questions was brave. Oh, I know they probably went on YouTube to see what kinds of video questions were being asked, but it was still refreshing...

I have made it no secret I support John Edwards out of all of the candidates the most. When he was asked the question about gay marriage, I thought it was extremely honest and brutal on his part to answer how he did. Myself? I support them, why not? They deserve the same rights as everyone else. For him to stand there and say No, I do not support them, but I will not allow my religious beliefs to sway me when I am president showed promise. The truth is, it does not matter what faith you are, or how strong your beliefs are, the whole point of the subject is: Do They Deserve To Have The Same Rights And Benefits As Straight People Do? Of course they do! That is what this country is founded upon, everyone has equal rights....

On my more personal blog I posted some clips of the debate, watch them here. I also posted on another blog some of the candidates videos and some spoofs making fun of them, watch those here.

I know our elections are serious, but it is refreshing to see some of these, it's nice to laugh. Let's be honest here, it doesn't matter how many debates are done, how much money is raised, how much airtime is shown, once we read the candidates platform we know who we are going to vote for. The rest is just a dog and pony show...

I only hope we put someone in power that will bring about the change we need... But, I have said that many times before, so there is no use repeating myself.

Enjoy the months to come, as I am sure there will be mudslinging like crazy.... We have just seen the beginning of the madness that consumes them...

To wrap this up, I hope to see all of the candidates in the future allowing themselves to be asked questions by people like us. We are what makes up this great country of ours! Perhaps, just one will listen to our voices.....

2 comments:

Game Hacks said...

this controversial debate has sparked a bit of controversy.

causing a bit of wave.

Anonymous said...

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