There's been a lot of debate about whether writers should speak about politics lately--whether anyone with a blog that can influence others should bother to speak about it. For the sake of not having to deal with flame wars, I have (somewhat) tried to avoid doing it this election.
But I have never made a secret of the fact that I'm a registered Democrat and that I'll be voting for Obama in November. And I have friends who are registered Republicans and who will be voting for McCain, and I respect their opinion, because I respect my friendship with them.
So in light of all the recent blog debate about whether you should even post about politics, I decided that it was fine to link to Charles Coleman Finlay's post about how fatherhood affects both McCain and Obama. I found it insightful.
I trust that you'll all keep any comments civil; if this descends, even the slightest, into a flame war, I'm going to delete all comments and close comments for this post.
(Off to continue Yom Kippur stuff--still fasting... 14 hours and counting now. =)