I go kinda crazy on holidays sometimes. I love them all. Pretty much any excuse to celebrate or dress up is something I can support. However, today, for the first time in years, I did not dress up or even wear one string of beads for Mardi Gras, out of respect for the seriousness that is Super Tuesday. (I couldn’t go without any Mardi Gras action, though, I snuck purple, gold and green into my outfit without anyone really noticing. It made me feel better).
Today, I was focused on my man Barack. I fell in love with Barack Obama after/while reading his book The Audacity of Hope. I found his intelligence refreshing and was surprised by his ability to step back from the madness that is politics and try to find unconventional solutions to the problems he faced. I don’t claim to know a lot about politics, but I think he’s pretty great.
Now, to be fair, I also liked John Kerry. Sure, he had no personality or charisma, but during certain parts of his speech at the Democratic National Convention, I was hanging on his every monotonous word. I told my brother how cool I thought some of the things he said were, to which Pete responded that he and I were probably the only ones who thought they were attractive, while everyone else thought they were too radical and not centrist enough. Fair enough.
But Barack speaks to me. He’s interesting and engaging. He publicly acknowledges and admires his wife’s strength. He laughs about his experiences raising two girls. He’s educated but not inaccessible. He even jokes about Bill Clinton’s dance moves.
So you can imagine my dismay when Julie sent me this quiz today and my results were as follows:
88% Similarity – Mike Gravel
81% Similarity – Hillary Clinton
79% Similarity – Barack Obama
Mike fucking GRAVEL?!?! I mean, I guess it’s better than Mitt Romney… but Gravel actually ran on a platform that included abolishing the IRS. Talk about a whacko. Apparently, though, he and I see eye-to-eye on matters of education, Iraq, and a woman’s right to choose. Who knew?
Anyway, the moral of this story is that I still have a crush on Obama, but that if Hillary happens to win the nomination, I will still get behind her all the way. She may be a bit of a corporate tool with a husband who is quickly losing my respect and admiration (AFTER he left office, mind you. That’s not normal.), but she and I can agree on the important things, and that’s enough. Plus, a broad in the White House would be pretty sweet.
If Barack wins, though… I’m going to put on some beads and party like the Obama Girl I am!