Thursday, September 25, 2008

Connor's pick for President

There's a home in our neighborhood with an Obama/Biden sign in their yard. The first time we drove past it, Connor asked what it said. I explained that it said Obama/Biden and reminded him that Barack Obama is running for President and Joe Biden is hoping to be Vice President. I told him that the election is just a little more than a month away and that people put signs in their yards sometimes to tell people which candidate they think is best. He listened intently. I explained that Obama is running against John McCain and then asked him who he would vote for, if he could. He replied, without any hesitation...

Connor: I would vote for Rock Obama!

Me: Oh yeah? Why is that?

Connor (yelling): Because he's going to WIN!

Me: Haha! Ok, why do you think he's going to win?

Connor: Because he's on my tv.

Me: John McCain is on tv too, you know.

Connor: No he isn't. I saw Rock Obama on 9News but I've never seen John McCain on 9News.

I guess he's learning early about the liberal media? :) haha! Our conversation continued...

Me: So, because he's on 9News, you would vote for Barack Obama.

Connor: I guess so. Can I vote for George Bush?

Me: No, he can't be President anymore. He's already been President for 8 years and that's the limit. He's not allowed to be President anymore.

Connor: Oh. But I like him.

Me: Well, he can't be President after January 20th, 2009.

Connor: Oh. What about George Washington?

Me: Well, um, he's, uh...dead... [what was I supposed to say?]

Connor: WHAT?!

Me: He lived a long, long time ago. He was the first President of our country over 200 years ago.

Connor: Oh. What about his family?

Me: You mean his wife or his children? [Please don't make me say they're dead too...]

Connor: Yeah, can they be President?

Me: Well, we have to choose between Barack Obama and John McCain this year. Those are our choices.

Connor: Well I'm voting for George Washington's family.


P.S. Jeremy and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary today! Can't believe it's been 9 years!

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