An individual came to me and asked me about the vice presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. She had watched the debate and felt good about her candidate until she went to work the next morning. The news media and coworkers gave their take on the verbal volley (many biased) and she was doubting her own judgement. Don't let the media or friends tell you what the candidates did or did not say. Listen to all sides, read unbiased publications, and watch news broadcasts (free from political prejudice) to fill in the gaps or verify their statements. You've heard that knowledge is power. Well, it is true. When you listen to a candidate listen to the meat of the message. If they leave the podium making you feel assured because of their well laid out plans for the future then you have just as much right to cast your vote with confidence as anyone else. After all, even your friends can be jockeying for your vote. We already know about the media's intentions, right?
Zanne Booker 10-05-08
Note: Let me repeat myself. Even your friends can be jockeying for your vote.