Thursday, April 24, 2008

McCain Loses the Elementary Demographic

Abby joined me at the polls on Tuesday after school. We ended up in a spirited conversation with the Republican committeepeople outside the polling area. As we were walking away, Abby said to me, "I think McCain would make a really bad president." "Why is that?" I asked her. "Because he's friends with Bush and Bush is a terrible president."

I couldn't deny her logic, but I told her, "you know, a lot of those people back there were going to vote for McCain." She looked at me and said, "really?" Then she stopped dead in her tracks, and asked, "wait a second. Are they Republicans?" I said, "yes, of course. Maybe you want to go back and tell them what you think of McCain." She shook her head and said, "nah. If they're really going to vote for McCain, it'll just make them feel bad."

Kindness is a virtue.

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