We are all beautiful people, with so much to give…..
Wait, that is Al Green…I think. My mind is still mush after traveling, let me try again…
We are all politically minded folks here and I assume that at least some of us are able to talk politics with our close and extended families. And since we are coming out of the biggest family gathering of the year, I would love to hear YOUR families views on the big issues of the day.
I was able to ask the fam two clear questions before they were distracted by shiny new toys and various other fattening and/or inebriating distractions. The brief results are below the fold…
16 adults were interviewed for this poll. The two questions: Should Bush be impeached and who are you voting for in the primaries.
The results: Question 1) Relatively surprising for a family that rarely agrees on anything, is NOT particularly informed politically, but is pretty much all liberal or progressive……a unanimous yes. No question, some passion expressed…and also a universal opinion that there is no way that it will happen and general lamentation over what the country has become since 9/11. To sum up, everyone thought it should happen, but everyone feels less powerful and more hopeless than ever to influence their government. Much despair at where we are heading.
Question 2) Who are you voting for in the primary (California and NY)
Results: 14 for Obama, 1 for Giuliani, 1 for either Edwards or Kucinich…whoever they feel would make their (expressed as hopelessly optimistic) vote most effective.
Giuliani was a BIG surprise…but it was from the least informed person politically, they thought he would keep us safe (!?!?!) The most informed person had a rather surprising list…Obama, Edwards….McCain!
The overwhelming consensus for Obama was a surprise too. A couple of people mouthed some RW talking points when I asked about Edwards after the vote. They all promised to stop that, lol!
So…there you have it, an unscientific poll of an unusual American family. Impeach Bush and elect Obama…and generalized despair at all things political.
What were your results?