Thursday, January 03, 2008

Connor is apparently a Democrat

Jeremy and I were talking about the Iowa caucuses at dinner tonight and Connor wanted to participate in the conversation so, as usual, he was asking a lot of questions. We explained as best we could but, really, does anyone fully understand the caucus process? I watched cspan tonight and it seems Iowans don't even know what's going on! Anyway, he answered with one of his two usual responses during adult conversations, "Ok, go on." (the other usual response is "Tell me more") So our conversation went something like this:

Me: So, who would you vote for if you were old enough?

Connor: I would vote for all of them.

Me: But you only get one vote. You have to choose one person. So....would you vote for Hillary Clinton?

Connor: No way.

Me: Barack Obama?

Connor (excitedly): Oh, yes! Bakak Obama!

Me (trying not to laugh): Obama. Ok. What about Mitt Romney?

Connor: Yes, I like Romney.

Me: Or Mike Huckabee?

Connor: What's a Huckabee?

Me (really trying not to laugh now): Ok. How about Rudy Giuliani?

Connor: No.

Me: Dennis Kucinich?

Connor: I don't think so.

Me: John McCain?

Connor: Ok. Go on.

Me: Ok, so far you like Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. You can only choose one, so which one do you like better?

At this point Jeremy pulled up the list of all the candidates so we could ask Connor about the rest. As he was reading off the names from this site, Connor looked over his shoulder to see their pictures and decided that he likes Dennis Kucinich and Barack Obama "because they're smiling in their pictures." Hmmm, ok :) I guess that's one criteria in selecting the next leader of our country....

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