Thursday, August 23, 2012

Political Season is upon us...

When I started BDB I really intended it to be an outlet for all the things I cared about: makeup, fashion, beauty, all things feminine and sparkly, oh and politics. I know some of my more loyal readers remember when I did a weekly series I titled Politics 101, but I haven't done one in quite a while for a few reasons (I had plenty of other stuff to write about and sometimes I just need a break from all the political drama). Well ladies, this weekend kicks off the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Immediately afterwards, the Democrats will respond with their convention in Charlotte. The conventions have traditionally been the start of the election season, but now a days the 24 hour news media caused election season to be continuous. I mean really... post 2010 elections they started covering congressional and the presidential races the NEXT DAY. come on folks. Anyways. All of this is to say, presidential politics are about to become so pervasive in our lives, we wont be able to escape. (not going to lie, I'm slightly excited). Over the coming months, I'm going to be talking a little more politics around the blog. I hope y'all will still love me, even if you don't necessarily support the same candidate...

or my views on healthcare reform


or gay marriage

or taxes


or energy policy.


I promise, I'm not going to force my views on y'all. I have very strong convictions about my beliefs, and I'm sure you do as well. I would never want to disrespect that (and I would hope others would extend the same courtesy to me).

Well. GUESS WHAT. This girl is road tripping to North Carolina in a few days, and I.AM.SO.EXCITED. My schedule is triple booked quickly filling up for the week I'll be there. I'm not going to lie. This might be better than Christmas. I fully recognize I sound like a trecky at Com-icon, and I'm okay with it.  I'm going to be working for a certain candidate (I'll let you figure it out) during the convention, and staffing events for my real job too. needless to say it's going to be a whirlwind. 

I'll try not to let politics take over the blog too. Hope y'all will still like me when all of this is over. 

16 comments:

Terri said...

Coming to NC huh? Getting anywhere close to Raleigh or straight to the convention and back?

Christine said...

I, too, am very excited for the upcoming election. And often times, I find myself discussing politicos with friends (which I love!)

Betsy said...

I want to hear your insider notes on the convention!

Hena Tayeb said...

Go Obama!

Tara St said...

I don't mind hearing more about politics on your blog. It seems like we might have very similar views, so you'll be guaranteed to have at least one follower left...haha.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Camille said...

I'm really trying to become more interested in politics but it's hard for me... Lol.

I hope you have a nice trip, I love road trips!!

Domestic Sweetheart said...

I heart your blog!!!! I'm a new GFC follower :)

Domestic Sweetheart said...

P.S. I heart Obama...it's so refreshing to hear from others who do as well :)

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

love this post, and i love a politically informed young woman! nice <3

Caitlin C. said...

Ahhh you're coming to Charlotte?!? That's where I live :) Such a great city, you're going to love it!!

Niki said...

Ohh fun! Have fun in NC! That's so fun that you're working on the campaign! My Dad used to do all that stuff in his younger years, he loves it! He's a lobbyist now! I usually don't talk politics in public but I feel like you and he would get along quite well :)

Harley said...

i am really looking forward to this! thanks for the great tips for places to get info over on my blog.

My-cliffnotes said...

I can't wait for your politics posts! Im on your team friend!!

Xx

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Laura said...

I think It's great you're sharing political views, nothin to apologize for there... It's your blog after all right?way to go girl!!! (And I'm with you, gObama!!!!)

Shannon said...

I'm not normally a political person, but I realize I need to start researching what's going on in the political world in order to make a decision. So this has been a help and I can't wait to see more.

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