My biggest challenge is not having paid attention to history, government, and politics when I was in school. I'm a good example of "what not to do" for kids in school now who don't like those subjects either. Now, for me, the only thing I have to rely on are my life experiences and what little knowledge I've gained through the years, on my own ... and, of course, my own personal judgments and feelings.
The most heart-felt part of the Democratic convention, for me, was seeing Gabby Giffords' recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. It was heart-wrenching to see her have to hold her hand, to her heart. I just hope they were using her as a tool to get Obama re-elected.
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I was moved by this woman's forthright honesty. I wonder what this does and how situations like theirs, really affects health and insurance - ObamaCare - I wonder if his plan is better or worse, for their family?
The more I reflect back on both conventions they're not only like a sideshow at a circus, or a reality t.v. show, I see a competition between generations, rather than "differences in vision", as they both have touted. Both political teams have one younger and one older person, the presidential spots are reversed - Obama, the younger ... and Romney, the older. And their vice presidential support is the same way. Obama's VP, the older; Romney's VP, the younger. Yet when any of them speak they refer to "our generation". I find that interesting - both political teams are two distinct, separate generations. Just an observation ...