Thursday, October 16, 2008

Aaron's Rebuttal to Kelly's Previous Post:

Aaron posted the following as a comment to my previous post, but I thought it deserved it's own post. He's such a nerd.

This being about the 3rd or 4th time Kelly has made fun of me on "our" blog, I feel compelled to defend myself. What Kelly failed to mention in her post was that she intentionally prompted my last lecture. I, being the good law student I am, was taking a short break from studying in between classes, when Kelly said out of the blue; "I think Obama is going to win, and I think he will be a fine president." While I agree with Kelly that the odds are in Obama's favor at this point, I had to educate her to that fact that who we elect as our president has important implications for the direction our country heads in - it is not just whether the person has the ability to "handle" the job, or "lead the county," but what direction they lead the country in. I then went on to make the case that the U.S., being too confident in our place as the sole world superpower, has been heading in the wrong direction for years (away from the economic principles that made us a superpower) while other countries, learning from our past example, are moving in the right direction and positioning themselves to overtake us if we do not change course. I then told her why I think Obama will only sharpen our turn from the policies that have made us great, such as free-trade, free-markets, and capitalism, while McCain will try to redirect our course. By this time of course, Kelly was staring to giggle, and I realized that she had just made her remark to set me off. So, if you think that I just decided to go on a tirade for no apparent reason, you are mistaken. I was just acting as a loving husband who was deeply concerned about his wife's understanding of the impacts of elections on our great nation.

1 comment:

Nikk-I said...

this has just become my new favorite blog. Granted, yall were well on your way of winning the "new favorite blog '08" election, and I can tell that yall were campaigning hard, but I'd say that this past exchange has definitely solidified my vote. I'm committed to Rice/Rice '08.