Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Be careful what you wish for


The local news tonight reported that Hillary will be coming to our little city on Friday. (Chelsea will be speaking at Notre Dame tomorrow.) While I'm not a supporter, I really am so excited that Indiana is playing a part in this year's primaries, because it's very unusual with our late primary. We are attracting attention, and the candidates are visiting! (I'm waiting for an Obama visit.) It's been 40 years since we were "in play" for a candidate, and it is just incredibly exciting. For most of you who have already had your primary, I'm sure it's not a big deal, but look at it this way: this is the first time in my remembrance that a presidential candidate has come to my town. It is a HUGE deal around here, and I am quite thrilled!

Our local news also reported that we are going to start seeing political ads from Clinton and Obama. I said, "Honey! Political ads! Oh boy!" Ken said, "Oh GOODY." I said, "Hmm..a blessing or a curse?" I know that with local politics, it's always a curse, but we never get to see political ads like this. It was kind of fun when we were in Ohio last month to visit the kids, and we got to see an ad or two. Do you understand that it's very alien to us to BE in this situation? This is all new to me! Do you also forgive me for being so riled up and excited about it? I hope so. I hope you'll hang in there with me, and we'll all get through this together.

Not a day goes by at work that we don't talk about the latest. Our county is one of the few in Indiana that is mostly Democratic. In most years, it would be foolish for the DNC to campaign in our state, but this year, it's all up for grabs. When the actual election rolls around, I doubt that the DNC will do much campaigning here, but for the primaries? Hey, we're getting some major action, and I love it!


buckoclown said...

Politico Ads! Politico Ads! I can hardly wait.  The best part is how uplifiting and positive they are.  Best of all, the Democratic Party is not at all divided, and will be as one when it is all over.  :o)

rdautumnsage said...

I used to be the only printer in a small family printing business. Somehow I seemed to be able to please and was the official candidate pick for their printing needs. (I even came up with an ink mix of my own to make a green that looked close to the real dollar green for an ad). The fun part was I was doing the ads for both Democratic and Republican nominees. Fun in the sense that I was able to get a first hand view of each sides argument. Trust me after a while they all sound the same.....Anyway when Hillary was trying to get elected to her Senatorial position, she came to us to do a good share of the printing. At the time my work place was in Binghamton, NY. You often hear of her visiting the state college here (SUNY Binghamton). We've been a major jumping off point for her. Perhaps one of the reasons I'm not so keen on her. I always had an insiders view to the propaganda.

I am however happy for you, I know this is a big thing for you. I just thought the above story would be a little bit of an interesting tidbit to know. My own views are just that, my own. In the years since I'm sure the tables may have turned somewhat. I do also know, a leopard can't change it's spots. (Hugs) Indigo

queeniemart said...

i think it is cool that you are so excited and i always enjoy reading about your enthusiasm....i had my entry all about Bill coming to my city and had the pics too....so yes, it is cool when they all start showing up in your state or city.
HUGS,  lj