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out this week 11/4...all the saints...for against...barack obama...

Posted by Brad Schelden, November 6, 2008 01:45pm | Post a Comment
It is really hard to think about anything but the election this week. It is really all I have thought about for many months now. I have become obsessed with watching CNN every night. I sometimes feel like I know John King and Anderson Cooper better than I actually do. I have spent a lot of time with them. I am just glad it is all over now. The people of the United States actually impressed me this year and elected a president that I actually respect. I still remember how I felt in 1992 when I was able to help elect Bill Clinton in my first election. I have not felt this good about an election since then. Unfortunately we still have to wait a couple of months for Barack Obama to take over. I can't really imagine the last 8 years without music to help me get through it. Just try to imagine your life without the escape that music offers you. I would not have made it. Think of all the great music that came out during the Reagan and first George Bush administrations. The music that came out between 1980 and 1992 was some of the best music ever created. It still remains my favorite period for music. I am really happy about Obama but this might mean we are facing a bad period for music. Just think about all the bad music that came out during Bill Clinton's eight years in office. These were the years of Blind Melon and Crash Test Dummies, Spice Girls and Aqua. I will need to do some more research, but I am almost positive that having a Republican as president helps to create some fantastic music, while having a democrat as president makes musicians lazy and helps to create some horrible singles and albums.

The news of Proposition 8 passing really sort of ruined what could have been one of the best days of my life. I was so excited about Barack Obama but could not stop thinking about all the people that voted for this horrible and homophobic measure. I know it is just people being scared about change. I think it is really time for an updated version of the bible. We really need to move beyond the hatred, don't you think? I just don't understand why people feel they can still tell other people how to live their lives. Marriage has nothing to do with religion. Or it shouldn't at least. But I am not giving up hope just yet. The fact that we elected Barack Obama is a huge step. I am remaining positive about this whole thing. The fact that millions of people stood up to this Proposition and voted against it makes me feel better about the situation. If I had to choose between Barack Obamaall the saints and Proposition 8, I would have choosen Obama. It is more important I think. I don't think I would have any desire to be married if John McCain was our president. And I think I would most certainly have to move out of this country if Sarah Palin ever made her way into the White House.

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