I haven't had the chance to watch any of the televised presidential debates to date, but tonight posed the perfect opportunity. Table and a friend were using the living room to study, so I took my dinner to my room, and through the marvels of Google, found a link to videos of the presidential debates. I watched the most recent Republican Party debate which was held in Orlando, FL. The whole hour and half plus. It was fascinating. I loved watching the candidates interact with each other and the audience, and seeing them respond to questions, instead of just reading their stances and ideas on various issues.
As for the title of this post, I felt like I was engaging in my part of this presidential race by doing my duty as an American citizen, and trying to become informed. We have been given such a wonderful gift in the opportunity to vote in this country. THINK about that for a moment. YOU get to VOTE for who you want and ideas you want. As my dad always says, "If you don't vote (and just purely because you don't, not because you aren't able or are of age, etc.), don't complain about who gets elected. You have the opportunity to make your voice known. People, that is power. If we don't like our representative's voting record, then elect someone new! Or, perhaps, run for office yourself! We must act, because it is APATHY which will lead our nation to destruction.
So, even though the presidential election is a year away, start becoming informed now. Talk with friends. Engage yourself. Believe me, the year will fly by.
If you're interested, the link to the GOP Presidential Debate I watched is below: