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Red, White, and Blue Question (Contest)
Saturday, July 30th, 2016

UPDATE: The winner is…Roxie A Jones!

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I woke up late today. I’m a little worn out. My dd, SIL, and I have done our civic duty to pay attention to the news and watch those conventions. With the 7-year-old’s bed in the middle of the living room while she’s recovering, we had to tape the conventions and watch them when we could, but we are finally done.

This election cycle is completely crazy. And I think my family is reflective of the nation at large when it comes to who’s voting for whom.

My 96-year-old grandma (who’s a lifelong Democrat) is glad she hasn’t registered to vote.

My parents (who’ve voted Republican ALWAYS) are struggling to remain staunchly supportive of their candidate. My poor dad gets so angry at T-word’s antics and words.

My two kids are split. My son has decided he’s staying home on Election Day, since his candidate, Bernie Sanders, didn’t get the nod from the Dems. My dd and SIL are voting for H-word. My daughter’s convinced the targeted hatred toward her candidate is the result of genetics, not intelligence. People don’t like her because she’s a strong woman.

I know who I’m voting for. My support hasn’t wavered even once. When Obama faced McCain, I wanted to vote McCain, because I didn’t think Obama was prepared. That is, I was for McCainย until Palin became his running mate, and then, I couldn’t bear the thought of her being a bullet away from the Oval Office. So, you can guess who I support now. It’s been hard not to wave my flag on social media, but I know that there are people out there who are virulent to the point of being obnoxious over their support of their candidate, and I don’t want to invite any of that. I hope I haven’t done that by talking about what’s on my mind now.

Just know, this old Army vet worries about power being held by someone who doesn’t get what America’s about. Someone who doesn’t understand our history or fear our foes.

BabyItsYou_600So, I don’t care if you say who you’re voting for. I’d like to know if you watched the conventions, if you’re doing your homework. I’ve been watching everything I can. I watched almost all the 11-hour Benghazi grilling. All of the House’s email grilling. As much of both candidates’ speeches as I can catch on the news. And I READ every article and interview I can find.ย How are you preparing for what might be the most important vote of our generation?

Now, because I’ve made you think of things that might make you uncomfortable, here’s an incentive to post your answer. If you comment, you’ll be entered to win a free download of this coming Friday’s release, Baby, It’s You! The winner will be announced tomorrow. And if you’ve already pre-ordered that story, I’m sure we can come up with something else you’d love to read. ๐Ÿ™‚

36 comments to “Red, White, and Blue Question (Contest)”

  1. Janice price
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 8:36 am · Link

    It wouldn’t affect me I live in Canada



  2. Delilah
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 9:24 am · Link

    Janice! LOL! You might get worried if all the folks who say they’ll move to Canada if T-word wins, actually do! :mrgreen:



  3. ButtonsMom2003
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 9:48 am · Link

    I’m keeping my head firmly in the sand. I may do a write in. I’ve never felt quite like this about an election.

    I hope the young one is doing OK.



  4. Patty J
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 9:48 am · Link

    I have not paid as much attention to the elections as I should. I just can’t completely back either one! I’m going to write in Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs!!! I plan on paying better attention as the election gets closer. Hopefully, I can finally make an informed decision ๐Ÿ™‚



  5. Laura Bowles
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 10:29 am · Link

    I’m Canadian so I don’t vote in the US but I did watch parts of the conventions. Particularly the speeches by the candidates. I have to say that there was something about Trump’s speech that raised the hairs ion the back of my neck. The idea of him in the Oval Office scares me as your neighbours to the north.



  6. Sara
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 10:36 am · Link

    I konda want to avoid ALL of it!!



  7. Sara
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 10:41 am · Link

    *kinda… lol



  8. Kim Messer
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 10:52 am · Link

    Truthfully neither option is my vote but in saying that I just can’t vote the T word. I was a staunch Bernie supporter. Anyway, i have been watching some things but not as much as I will when it gets closer to November.



  9. Michael Bradberry
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 10:53 am · Link

    I believe the Bernie Sanders platform was met with the Clinton’s. She adopted his $15 hr wage when she intially asked for $12. I think from this point the emails are old news. A public “response” not necessarily an apology would be nice. Tim Kaine is a very likable and knowledgeable person. He was a good choice. I liked Corey Booker better but Mr Kaine balances the progressive platform and should appeal to the mixed republicans. I happy and “Im with her” !



  10. Maureen Ames
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 11:26 am · Link

    I’m scared to death that either one will be in office. I ready to move to Antarctica. No government there or neighbors bothering right yet. I like penguins.



  11. Normandy Hood
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 11:54 am · Link

    I hate politics. I hate talking about it. I’m registered Independent. I’ve pretty much decided. Put it this way, I’m not voting for the “T” word. ????????????



  12. THERESA MILDER
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 12:17 pm · Link

    i will vote for clinton. trump scares me with his hate speech. i watch the news and as you say i watched the Bengazhi thing. I like the way she handles herself with little need for hate speech. she is also the most qualified for the office.



  13. Tabitha Parrish
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 12:42 pm · Link

    I’m trying to sort fact from crap and pick the lesser of two evils



  14. Debra Jones
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 12:47 pm · Link

    I have been paying attention to everything that is going on and trying to weight the pros and cons of both sides. So I am still deciding.



  15. Ellen wulf
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 1:01 pm · Link

    I’m with her on this election. I don’t care about supposed lies. All politicitians lie about something or other. I care about results. I’m looking for people who have a heart. I’m looking for someone who has served their country in some capacity. I’m looking for someone who won’t press the nuclear button just because they get their panties in a wad about a perceived personal insult. I like the independents, but there won’t be enough support for them to get elected, so a vote for them would literally be a vote for the t-word….and that, we as a nation, cannot afford.



  16. Melanie Gordon
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 1:17 pm · Link

    Well I know who I am not voting for lets just leave it at that ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ™„



  17. Shirley Long
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 1:32 pm · Link

    Personally I don’t believe either of them will be a good, effective president. But I will vote because if I don’t, then I won’t have right to bitch if I don’t like what they’re doing.

    Presidential is not what I think when I look at Donald Trump. However, in my heart and to the depth of my soul, I believe Hillary Clinton is an arrogant liar. Bengazi, email scandal (FBI director said she was totally clueless about classified emails and endangered national security). Clinton Foundation taking money from foreign heads of state while she was Sec of State — all of these things scare the crap of me.

    Yes, Trump is egotistical, brash to the point of being obnoxious, and scary. However, the way I look at it is I can vote for him and sleep at night. But the thought of putting Hillary Clinton in the White House would keep me up at night.

    So I will vote for Trump. May have to bite my tongue and hold my breath to do it, but I can not and will not help put Hillary Clinton in office. I do not believe our country can survive 4 or 8 more years of Obama politics and that is what you get with Hillary.



  18. Shirley Long
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 1:36 pm · Link

    And yes, I did watch both debates and wasn’t really impressed with either.

    I read, I listen, I watch and basically, I don’t believe much of what any of them say. They’re all biased one way or the other and in reality are only thinking of one thing — themselves and the power they crave.



  19. Mary McCoy
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 1:57 pm · Link

    No good choice, will probably still be deciding 2 months from now.



  20. Charlene Whitehouse
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 2:02 pm · Link

    I do not think either one should be in office.



  21. Shelley Murray
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 2:56 pm · Link

    I’m very disappointed that these are the 2 candidates to pick from. Saying that I’m going to pick the lesser evil and vote trump. I’m sorry but Clinton should be in jail! That’s all I’m saying. Not happy either way…. ๐Ÿ™



  22. Mary Lawson
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 4:28 pm · Link

    I’ve watched, read, and thought about it for not just now, but years. I know who I will vote for. As I tell my students our voting process is secret ballot and I will not tell them who I am voting for. I vote in every election since I was 21 and will continue as long as I can. That being said I can’t remember anyone who said they move if so and so gets elected actually has moved.



  23. Linda Womack
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 6:11 pm · Link

    I just wish that they would only talk about what they can do to make mine, my family and my Country’s better in place of cutting each other down!! I’m still not sure!!



  24. Pansy Petal
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 6:36 pm · Link

    Is there an election this year? Oh yeah – that is why I am avoiding social media and many blogs. No, I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio either. I will leave it at that. You really don’t want to know what I really think of this year’s *cough cough* election.



  25. Jen B.
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 6:53 pm · Link

    Early in the campaigns I tried to watch and read everything I could. Then I took a break because it was all so disgusting. Now I’m watching the news and reading what I can. I’m trying to be informed.



  26. Angela
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 9:22 pm · Link

    I am voting for T all the way! He may be a cocky person and rude to some people. But the FBI is never been gunning for him, he has not got no one killed and lied about it. He does not want to kill 36 week old babies. He is not trying to take our guns away. He can’t be bullied or bought off. He stands by what he believes in and what comes out of his mouth. I just can’t trust someone who did nothing to help four Americans and then tried to cover it up. Then stood up to grieving families and lie to there faces. This county is so divide right now and I believe she will destroy it
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  27. Shirley Long
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 9:36 pm · Link

    Amen Angela!!! You said it all.



  28. Charlene
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 10:07 pm · Link

    I watch tv, read and study and I have to vote Trump. Is he the best man, maybe not, but he is better than Hillary any day. I looked at his children and how they live their lives and conduct themselves and decided if he raised good kids he was an okay guy in my book. I really wanted Rubio or Ben Carson, but that’s just not how it worked out. I too believe Hillary should be in jail, I work in the legal system and she is a disgrace to the profession!



  29. Ginger Robertson
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Good evening Delilah

    Like you I’ve read some, watched some of the conventions, discussed with family, friends and co workers. I’m more prepared than I’ve ever been at this point. I myself will vote for Trump. I’ve hardly posted anything on Facebook as it gets crazy there.

    Continued well wishes for your granddaughter.



  30. Kristie
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      · July 30th, 2016 at 11:34 pm · Link

    Does not impact me as i am in Australia



  31. Debra
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      · July 31st, 2016 at 1:33 am · Link

    I simply cannot vote for her .



  32. Liberty Ann Ireland
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      · July 31st, 2016 at 3:03 pm · Link

    I sure wish there was someone else to vote for than our options. Yes, I know about the Tea Party and individuals who are running by themselves but… Nevertheless, I do know who I am voting for, even though my vote doesn’t really count for anything here in TX and on top of that my hubby and I will cancel each other’s vote out.

    Ah well, at least we have the right and the opportunity to vote. ;
    ) ๐Ÿ˜‰



  33. Roxie A Jones
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      · July 31st, 2016 at 10:50 pm · Link

    I watched both conventions and heard so much. I loving living in these United States and not to be shipped to land unknown. I am voting for Hillary. History!!!



  34. Terri
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      · August 1st, 2016 at 12:09 am · Link

    I am trying to keep an open mind. I want wait’s best for the country. I believe Hilary is who we need. ๐Ÿ™‚



  35. Delilah
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      · August 2nd, 2016 at 9:28 am · Link

    The winner of the free download of Baby, It’s You is Roxie A Jones!

    Congrats, Roxie! Email me at delilah@delilahdevlin.com!



  36. Charlene Whitehouse
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      · August 2nd, 2016 at 1:19 pm · Link

    Congratulations Roxie