So the one good thing that came from Jenni's whole sickness thing was that it gave us a chance to watch both the Democratic and Republican debates. And here's my quick thoughts on each of them.
I liked Obama a lot more than Hillary in the Democratic debate. I just can't stand Hillary's stupid laugh and it seems like she's saying "Well, Bill was a good president, so that means that I am too", and I just don't buy into that. Obviously, I'd never vote for either of them (the idea of an extra 10-15% of my paycheck being taken away just isn't appealing), but it's still good to hear both sides of the story.
The surprise of this debate was how much I liked Ron Paul. There's been a pretty big buzz on the internet about him and I had been intrigued by a lot of the stuff I had heard (he's more Libertarian then Republican), but this was the first time I had really heard him speak and I was VERY impressed. With all of McCain's "straight talk" and Romney's "facts" there sure was a LOT of pointless bickering about worthless details. I liked that Ron Paul kept pointing out that McCain and Romney were arguing about policies that they both agreed on and not actually talking about the real core of the issues.
I must admit that if I had to pick between Romney and McCain that I'd pick Romney. I like how he's detailed and actually talks about specifics of what he would do changes things instead of just using buzzwords and talking generalities. Part of me wants to vote for Romney just to try and help him win against McCain, but I just like Ron Paul too much to not let my support be thrown behind him. I guess that's what's killing Romney though (he's losing a LOT of votes to Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee), so we'll just have to see what happens.