by Lauren Kelly
Election 2008 - That phrase can bring with it many thoughts and emotions. Who knew this would be an election of epic proportions? The memories and history of this election season will be with us for years to come. Whether your party affiliation color is red or blue, it’s great to see young people coming together for the cause they believe in. As a 24-year old young woman, I’ve never been more proud to be an American and cast my vote on November 4th. With that said, I’ve never been more proud to be a supporter of the McCain-Palin ticket.
When I think of this ticket many words come to my mind; Honesty, integrity, truthfulness, transparency, and those are just to name a few. This ticket says what they mean and mean what they say, and that is exactly what the younger people who are in support of this amazing dynamic duo are looking for. We’re looking for two people who have nothing but America’s best interest at heart and I wholeheartedly believe we found that in John McCain and Sarah Palin, and I think a lot of other young people would agree with me.
Speaking for my generation, we don’t want people who can’t make up their minds but we want to know exactly where the potential leaders of the free world stand on the issues that matter most to us. Never have I fully realized how important it is for us younger people to let our voices be heard, and now more than ever, we need to put that into practice. A lot is at stake in this election and it’s so important for us to make an informed decision on our own, not based on what other people say, what the media says, but based on our own convictions and what we chose to believe is right and wrong, and then our vote we cast on Nov. 4th will mean all that much more. We’ll cast that vote with pride knowing that we’re supporting a cause greater than ourselves and making a difference in the world for years to come.