Monday, April 21, 2008

Thoughts of the Day

Beware: I actually have some 'real' thoughts to share today - imagine that?!
My thoughts today pertain to the presidential election - but dont worry, I am not going to take a stand on any one candidate - just tactics. Ok, so as you may or may not know, I live in Pennsylvania and am registered democrat, and as yet I am undecided on who I am going to vote for. More or less, I am the target audience of both Hillary and Obama. And yet both of them have managed to annoy me! We have been getting phone calls at all hours of the day and night from both live people trying to convince us to vote one way or the other, or from recordings. It is to the point that I almost am not answering the phone anymore. Is this the way that they think they are going to get votes? Oh and we also had a visit from one person. It is just ridiculous! On the other hand, I heard an interview this morning on the radio and I believe it really got me thinking. Even though no real issues were discussed, it had an impact on me. And you know what the impact was? That this is truly a popularity contest. There really isnt a big difference in the issues - especially because they are both from the same party. They have both had 'scandals'. so what it really comes down to is, who do you like better? I just dont know. I mean, I think that Obama has real charisma. I guess you could say that I like him better. But I really think that Hillary would do a great job, and Obama I am not so sure of. So I guess the answer there is that I am leaning towards Hillary. BUT, then I wonder if maybe Obama's charisma really does make a difference, and if having lots of people strongly support him would mean that he has a better chance of winning the general election, and of motivating people to really make the changes that everyone is talking about. So, that's it, those are my thoughts. I still dont know who I am voting for, but I have to make up my mind quickly I guess. Gosh, I am feeling a lot of pressure about this decision. Usually I take the stance that my vote really doesnt matter. But this time it really could make a difference. Hmmm.

Ok enough of that. I had a long busy week and I will talk about that later, but now here is a page that I worked on this weekend. Using my DT stuff from Scrapwords - new Prima paper, rub-ons from Flair Designs, stickers from Daisy d's, flowers from Prima, rub-ons from Scenic route and rub-ons from IOD Prima. I also colored in the designs with markers, and used rub-ons from american crafts, and a stamp from Scarlet Lime. and some misc fabricPhotobucket


Sandi Minchuk said...

I just love this layout, Megan- it's simply gorgeous!

And I totally agree with you on the Presidential choices this year. I'm not happy with any of them and I'm honestly thinking I might just do a write in vote!

hansenfamily said...

Love the layout. It is just stunning. Another fabulous one and Ellie is so adorable. Great layout!

Suzanne said...

Your comments reminded me of something I heard a few years ago from a Libertarian candidate and I've never forgotten it... when you vote for the lesser of two evils, you still are left with evil. Hummmmm... Good luck with your decision! I LOVE your layout! So pretty! :-)

scrapwordsmom said...

I think this whole election thing is NUTS this year!! So much mudslinging...I hate it!!

Meg, what a fabulous layout!!!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous layout!

Loved reading your thoughts about the election stuff! I'd love to be able to vote, but love living in Canada! lol I think it's partly a matter of how you look at it too though because you have the chance to be involved in some real change - one way or another.

I think a lot of it comes down to who you believe is going to be able to lead your country for whatever reason you feel it. Good luck!