Someone sent me a link to this video not long ago. Now, here on Mrs Metaphor I have made it known that I am a pacifist, hippie, tree hugging Jesus freak. Generally speaking, I have voted Democratic or Independant since aquiring my voter’s registration 19 years ago. Democrats have, for the most part, fit me better than Republicans…that and their theme music was always better.
I watched the video with a fairly large degree of scepticism, frankly, because I have never voted Republican…but I have always shunned labels of any sort and I have often said that if a candidate fit me or what I felt would be best for the country that I WOULD vote a different party. Personally I think the entire “party” system is bunk for the most part so it’s not that big of a stretch. To date, however, I have not seen a candidate I cared for all that much…I like that Barack Obama and I wouldn’t mind seeing a woman in the White House but I have not felt inclined to do much of anything except whine about how much I DISLIKE the current office holder which is perhaps not terribly effective in resolving much of anything.
As I watched this video, though, this comment…placed on a sign by a Ron Paul supporter actually brought me to tears. Those of you who know me personally would say this is not such a grand feat…I’m a bawler not a brawler. In this case it felt like a grand feat however. The sign read, “Ron Paul cured my apathy.”
I don’t stand on a soapbox often about political things on this blog and I do not intend to erect one in dead center just because the election is gearing up but today, it felt important to do so and here you have it: