I will admit to be extremely undecided as to who I'm voting for in this election year. On any given day, my opinions can vary wildly. I even took one of those "Who Should I Vote For?" Quizzes. It wasn't definitive one way or the other. I answered 7 questions in favor of one candidate and 6 in favor of the other, and I'm sorry, but that's just not a wide enough margin.
Abbie, however, has her mind made up. They had a mock-election today at school. All the kids got to cast their ballot for either of the two candidates. I don't know if they told them at all what the candidates represented or not, but I'd bet that 6 year old children don't generally understand politics.
Abbie voted for Barack Obama. Which surprised me just a bit. I haven't voiced any biases one way or another at home, so I asked her why she voted for him.
"Well, I like his name. It's funny. Barack Obama. I like it. Also, he has nice brown skin. It looks good on him."
In my opinion, that's as good of a reason as any other. And better than the reasons that some people are voting for their candidates.
And just in case Abbie's school is a litmus test for the nation... John McCain won by two votes.
P.S. Miles stated that he was voting for President Monson. And really, isn't that a better option?