Listening to my kids and their friends chat about the election, I've decided adults should tear up their voter registration cards and let the under-10 set have their say. Here on Nov. 4 – the day the sh** hits the fan – is a tribute to the Presidential Election as spoken from the mouths of babes. These comments were collected from other moms and my own back seat.
On division of labor: "I always thought all the presidents were men and all the vice presidents were women."
Appearance is everything: "Joe Biden kinda looks like a Republican, doesn't he?"
Appearances, part II: "This guy must be a politician," one 6-year-old holding a Lego man said.
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"Because he's wearing a tie."
Counting votes: "Obama must be winning. I just counted 10 yard signs."On Party disappointment:
"Mom, what's a Republican?"
"It's a member of one of the political parties in our country."
"Why do you seem so sad?
"I thought it was one of the guys from Star Wars."
Primary fever: "I don't want Hillary Clinton to win because I want to be the first woman president."
On the economy: "I don't get it. Why don't they just give everyone $100? Then everyone will be rich."
On being different: "Mom! Guess what? My best friend is a Republican. What do I do now?"
On Sarah Palin: "Gosh, Mom, she sure talks a lot. How does she BREATHE?"
Spelling lessons: "Mommy, look. Those people are McCain voters."
"No, that's an Obama sign. See? O-Bama. It begins with an O. McCain begins with an M. MMM-Cain. "
"Mama, why is that man so angry?"
Friends in high places: "Why is he calling us his friends? We don't even know him!"
On Joe Biden: "That guy must brush his teeth a lot. He has the whitest teeth I've ever seen!"