In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, too. She’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

For this week’s aloha friday, I thouht I’d mix it up a bit and talk about something entirely new for this blog – I want to get political with you lovely bloggers for just a moment. I won’t go into a long diatribe here (though I might in another post, not sure yet) but basically I’m curious as to your political leanings.

Which way do you plan to vote this November?

McCain? Obama? Other?

And if you’d like to, please feel free to explain your thoughts and reasons and concerns.

Sometimes I think it’s easy to tell which direction a person will lean politically, but as I’ve grown, I’ve learned this is less and less true. Personally, I’m one of those eternally middle of the road people, so even when I feel strongly in one way one particular thing, I might lean strongly the other way on another. The advantage of this – is that I’m usually pretty good at seeing both sides of things. Usually.

Still when it comes to presidential elections, I’ve until recently had a pretty easy time picking a candidate to support. This is one of the first elections I’ve felt remarkably uncertain in, and I’d love to hear some of your thoughts. I think I know which way I’m voting but I do like to be well informed, and would always love more information before making such a big decision (not that I’m entirely certain my decision will mean much to the rest of the world).

How do you go about getting your political news and information? What issues really drive you to vote one way or another? Which way did you vote in the last election and how did the result make you feel? Has it influenced how you will vote in this election? And if you don’t have time to get into all that, a simple name will do. 🙂

10 Replies to “Aloha Friday Gets Political”

  1. I think this would of been the year for a 3rd party to of done good this time around as I know most people aren’t passionately for one or the other.

    I will end up voting for McCain. I really don’t love the guys, but more or less picking the less of 2 evils so to say.

    I thought the same as you Meg and thought he was only picking her because she was a female, but after listening to her speech I LOVE her!! She is the reason I for sure will be voting for him. I love the idea of new blood in Washington. How she said NO to the money congress wanted to give them for building the bridge to no where! I just wish congress quite spending money so foolishly!

    If you haven’t listened to her… you should because I think your mind will change about her and realize she does have a brain and will stick up for the PEOPLE not for Washington and that’s what we need.


  2. I’ll be voting Republican. The values that are most important to me are Pro-Life and marriage being between a man and a woman. I’ll be voting for the party that holds my values.


  3. I am really on the fence. There are things I like and dislike about both candidates. I guess I really need to study up before November.


  4. I just saw on the news who McCain picked for VP. He is a sneaky shady sly dog. He picked a woman. He probably only picked her because he will probably get all of hilarys votes that are undecided. For some reason I just don’t like McCain so I guess I’m going oBama.


  5. I honestly don’t know yet. I am waiting to see who McCain chooses as VP (any minute now) and then I want to see how things shake out over the next month or so. I am an independent voter, so I really could swing either way…


  6. There is definitely one of the candidates that I will vote for. I have many more beliefs that match up with him and feel that he would be a better choice for our country.

    With that said, I can honestly say I am not to blame for the last 8 years – did not vote for the person that is in office and can only shake my head and point fingers!


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