I am the undecided
Convention fever has hit the
To me, the Republican Convention solidified and engaged their base. Just think of the polar reactions to Clint Eastwood’s remarks; party lines all of the way. Now that are watching and listening to the Democratic Convention, I do not foresee much difference. Many speeches; some engaging and I hope electrifying. Others, just a lot of words strung together. Arm waving and loud looks.
In general, a good job by both camps if their goal is to keep their base engaged. But no surprises, changes or moments that really excite the mind.
What of the undecided voters? This is the question I asked a few weeks ago. I do not believe the Republicans spoke to that segment of the electorate and I doubt the Democrats will do any better. But I will watch, because I am one of the 10%, I am one of the undecided.
In the last election I was engaged, excited and passionate. Now I am cautious, knowing how important it is to vote, to be engaged, to be a part of this great experiment we call
What is the most important issue facing the undecided? I believe it is the Economy. We do not know what the result of either party choice will be, and I am not yet confident in the proposals for either. Nor do I believe either are trying to put something over on the American people. These are good people, with families and positive initiatives even thought at times their party rhetoric is maddening. I do not like the demonizing of the party leaders, just as I am uncomfortable with blind allegiance.
I voted for President Obama in the last election, but I am not going to give a pass for the next four years. I am not endorsing anybody and I have not decided who I will vote for yet.
I am enjoying the process and excited to see what is next. That is in itself telling of their skills as politicians.