Friday, October 31, 2008
Tonight I am voting. Most of the issues were cut and dry for me. Many of the candidates were an easy pick. But that presidential bubble sat unfilled for 3 hours of research. I love Nader. The guy takes some radical stances on most of the issues but what he says really makes sense, particularly in terms of education. Furthermore, he was willing to take the ProjectVoteSmart political courage test, something Obama and McCain both declined to do.
But then there is Obama. He has captivated me with his bold statements on religion, support of programs like Head Start, and reforming the No Child Left Behind policy. I have slight reservations about him but that "hope" concept he built his campaing on is so appealing.
Currently both bubbles are filled in. I feel like I am taking the GRE and there are 2 answers I am sure are right but to fill both is certain failure. Which bubble do I erase?
Oh yeah, art. I have been ambivalent about a lot of my work lately. I suppose that is a desirable reaction for a viewer but I wonder if that is good for the artist. Blech. Artist. That word sounds so pretentious and loaded.