I voted for Obama, twice. Go ahead and unfriend me, I don’t care.
Yesterday I voted in the primaries for Bernie Sanders.
In the previous two elections, I felt a little spark of excitement. I was involved in history and while it was pretty darn cool, I’ll admit I didn’t get involved early on and I certainly didn’t debate shit all over facebook. I did my homework, selected my candidate and voted for him.
But there is something about this election that sucks me in more and more daily. I don’t know if it’s my age or just the fact that literally every thing about everything is available to me on the internet, but I can’t get enough. I find myself passionate and outraged and even getting into debates with friends and family and random people I’ve never met. Looking back at past elections and I feel like this is The Craziest Election Ever. Like how in the holy hell is it possible that I am looking at Donald Trump and thinking there is even a remote possibility that he will be the republican party nominee. How? How are there enough people out there who’s views align with that crazy man? I can’t even.
The other very cool thing about this election is that both of my older daughters will be able to vote for the first time. That is super exciting. And truthfully, they are far more informed than I was at their ages and it’s so great hearing them discuss politics and handle the views of people who disagree with them with such poise.