I'm wondering if my no thought problem has something to do with the election. I'm terrified. Seriously. I'm quite heartened by the fact that Demon Baby has turned his state, and it seems like everything is going pretty strongly for Obama overall.
When I have a performance, I'm too nervous to practice for a day or two or three before (depending on how important the performance). Of course, I do practice, but imagine me squeezing my eyes shut with every muscle braced, holding my breath. I'd be immobilized if it weren't for sheer force of will.
That's how I feel about the election right now
I kinda feel like Tina Fey about Sarah Palin: "If she wins... I'm leaving Earth."
I feel, also, for those who are just as fearful that Obama will win. I believe the Middle Class could collapse, and I believe this next president will have a lot to do with whether or not it does. Look at these statistics:
Since George W. Bush has been in office 5 million Americans have slipped into poverty, 8 million have lost their health insurance and 3 million have lost their pensions. In the last seven years median household income for working-age Americans has declined by $2,500. Our country, for the first time since the Great Depression, now has a zero personal savings rate and, all across the nation, emergency food shelves are being flooded with working families whose inadequate wages prevent them from feeding their families.
I know those who want McCain are just as fearful Obama could cause it as I am fearful McCain could cause it.
It's tough times.
Whoever wins, I pray with all my heart they can help lead this world, this country, to a better place.
So tonight: the debate. I don't think I can look. I get nauseous every time I think of it. What if he totally screws up?
I'm too scared to look, too scared to watch. And I've sort of lost my stomach for this election. I want it over with now.
What did I think about before all this election business? What did I do online before I started checking the Dow and the Election Polls three times a day?
What about you? Can you look? Will you watch? Did you watch? Do you still have the stomach for this election?