Jaime - posted on 09/04/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I find politics extremely overwhelming and I always have. I think the feeling of being overwhelmed is in large part due to the fact that I don't fully grasp the overall political agenda of each competing party. I live in Canada, and I understand the basics of the liberals, conservatives and NDP's and such, but in all true honesty, when it comes time to vote, I am at a complete loss for where I stand on issues concerning my and other countries. I do vote, and I know that voting is important, but I find it difficult to see the merit in each campaign amidst the "he said this" and "she said that" and "he supports this and it's bad" and so on.
Here's what is also confusing for me: Keeping the left and right straight and who belongs where and with what candidate on which platform. I'm being sincere, because I think that I am one of many moms that probably have a true interest in politics but not a hope in hell of affecting these great conversations with any wisdom due to a lack of true understanding. Or maybe it's just me.
I might sound like an idiot, but I'm gonna post this conversation and hope that you awesome ladies will jump in and give it to me straight.