I spent the evening with my old friend, Tony. It was good times. We spent the night watching/listening/discussing the Presidential Primaries held tonight.

I am a Barack Obama supporter. I’m a lifelong Republican (yes, at 26 years of age I realize that’s not saying a lot, but whatever) but the last eight years have soured me on the GOP message. I do like John McCain. I think he’s a bit too old, though. Indi and I had a great discussion where we compared him with Reagan. When Reagan started to go a little wonky, he went back into Actor days. When McCain goes wonky, he’s going to go back to Vietnam. Not really the guy I want at the button. Or at the phone at 3 a.m.

On the other side of the Democratic ticket, we have Hillary Clinton. I can not stand this woman. How much of that is holdover from Bill? I don’t really know. I do know that she represents ‘old school politician’ to me. I also know that when she’s backed into a corner, she bites. I don’t trust her as far as I can throw her. (Yes, they’re all politicians…) Barack represents regime change for me. In the same way I’m sure JFK represented a ‘new guard’ when he was elected. He inspires me and gets me excited about politics. I think he strives to reach a place that most folks don’t try to reach anymore.

Interestingly, if Huckabee had run in 2000 or 2004 I’ve have voted for him. I really like the guy and he lines up with me in most idealogical senses. Bush, however, has tainted me on the “Hey, I’m a good Christian guy that wants to be President” idea. If Dubya is the measuring stick, the world simply cannot support that.

If it ends up being Clinton vs. McCain, I’m voting McCain. My dislike for Clinton is that deeply rooted.

(All that being said, it’s going to be extremely important for all three of these candidates to have solid veeps.)

About rhysfunk

Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world. Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa. Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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