I rarely write about politics. Mine are usually left of centre on most issues and fiscally moderate. I caught a bit of the Republican convention but mostly turned away because the speakers filled the air with hate, anger and fear. I shake my head when Republican politicians say they disagree with the racist comments that Trump makes but will still support him because he is better than Hillary.
A couple of nights ago, I watched a bit of the Democrats convention in between the baseball game. I really enjoyed Michelle Obama’s speech. It was heartfelt, genuine and uplifting. I felt energized and inspired. I watched President Clinton’s speech and it had the usual folksy, simple charm but it was very effective. I really like how he turned it into a nice story instead of a speech.
Tonight, I’ll watch President Obama speak. I’ve always enjoyed watching him talk and it’ll be interesting to hear what he has to say tonight.
What do you folks think about the US elections? For those of you who are Americans, are you able to discuss politics openly with your neighbours, friends, co-workers and family? Or is it a very sensitive subject?