Thursday, May 17, 2007
race to the whitehouse
I'm not a political junkie, but I do like to be informed and having once been the producer of a little political show in Salt Lake City, I'm probably an above-average follower of politics. That said, I have been excited for quite awhile about next year's presidential election. Speculations began last year on who would run and who had a shot, and now the race is in full swing--with nearly 18 months until election day! I'm not a history buff, but I'm pretty sure this is unprecedented. What makes it especially interesting is how wide-open the race for each party's nomination is and how many have lined up for a chance at the White House. This month things have heated up more with televised debates among each party's candidates and the media coverage of the race is increasing. I find it all very fascinating from a news standpoint. I'm excited to see how the next year and half play out, especially during the primaries. I don't think we've had primaries this exciting in quite some time.
As for me, I don't even know if I'm voting Republican or Democrat, but I do have a favorite on each side--two men who are gaining more momentum but are still in the under-dog position-- Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. They both have an uphill battle but they definitely each have a shot at the nomination. Obama has been a media darling for awhile now, and Romney is making headlines more and more. He recently appeared on 60 Minutes and is on the cover of this week's Time. Could a Mormon win? Could an African-American? These are exciting times in American politics!