I’ve never liked politics. They bore me.
I was super-excited to be chosen for Hoosier Girls State in High School – until I got there and discovered the entire week was spent learning about the government, campaigning, and running elections. I’m pretty sure I called my parents the first day and begged them to come get me.
I don’t like watching debates or arguing (about anything. Period. Typical middle child, I know). And though I have personally known very few politicians, I don’t trust them. I know enough about public relations to not believe what their campaign team and speech writers coach them to say.
I voted in the 2008 Presidential Election, but I only cast two votes. One for President and one for Governor. All other polls remained unanswered on my ballot. Call me an irresponsible American, but I wanted to be an informed voter, and those were the only two positions I could stomach to research.
As Obama becomes the next President, I will respect him with all that he deserves as the Commander in Chief of our country. Will I pray for him? Absolutely. Will I watch the Inauguration? Probably not. It has nothing to do with my support – or lack thereof – of him. It has everything to do with how much politics bore me. *Yawn