I am, shall we say, fairly liberal in my political leanings.
I like having Obama as my president. I like that he's thinky and deliberate and takes the long view. I like the way he communicates. I like his leadership style. And I think he's done a good job over the last four years, all things considered. I'm going to vote for him because I actually want him to win, rather than wanting the other guy to lose, and he's probably the first presidential candidate I've felt that way about, like, ever.
I don't like Mitt Romney. I think he's willing to espouse policies he doesn't believe in to court votes, and many of the things he says in doing so are loathsome. I think his worldview is tainted by wealth and privilege, that he's blind to that fact, and that it clouds his judgment. Every pro-Romney ad I've seen makes me more opposed to him. I do not favor the notion of him being elected president.
My question is: is any of this information in any way novel or surprising to anyone reading this?
Is any of this news to you?
Mostly no, but some details are new to me.
Actually, I did not know these things!
I am surprised, shocked, and/or amazed by these revelations. I had thought you were a hardcore far-right-wing ultraconservative. [WHO *ARE* YOU???]
I figure this is all a gigantic pile of DUH to everybody I know, which is one of the (many) reasons I don't talk about politics, but I got to thinking, well, I don't talk politics, so perhaps I am more mysterious than I think. And now I'm wondering.
I believe you can comment using facebook ID if you don't have an LJ account (dunno 'bout filling out the poll), but just in case I'll also turn on anonymous commenting.