I enjoy politics. In the midst of what is sure to be a historic presidential election, the excitement of the political world is being felt by young and old alike. But while this is a race like never before, some of the messages the candidates are spewing, are nothing but politics as usual.
I’ll admit, I’ve probably been paying more attention to this election than the previous presidential elections. Not only because of the historic implications of having both an African American man and a woman running for office, but also because during the past presidential elections I was a high school or college student, and I spent the majority of my time on other activities.
This year, I’ve been following the elections closely, and while I like the messages that the candidates are trying to send, I find their insistence that their views are entirely different to be a little annoying.
Over the last week, both of the presidential candidates seem to have stated more relaxed views on Iraq. McCain, the nominee who originally said that success in Iraq could take years, and that residual forces could remain in the area for 50 or 100 years, is now saying that he could support a time table for the troops in Iraq...