I have two sets of relatives that are unsolicitedly (I know that’s not a word but dammit it works here) vocal about their politics. My in-laws, and my grandma. Now, my in-laws, who are otherwise sane, logical people, are dyed-in-the-wool McCain dry-humpers and think that Obama is evil and socialist and they probably want to believe he’s a terrorist but just can’t really buy into the line. My grandma, who I spent most of my life thinking was somewhat cuckoo (she once accidentally let a fart slip in front of my mom and declared, “Goodness! I am toot-tooting all over the place lately!”. This was comedic fodder for us for years.) asked me recently who I planned to vote for. I told her Obama, and she decreed, “Thank goodness!! I think he’s just super.” I know she was a Republican for a long time, and I’m not sure what caused her change of heart, but I can assure you it’s not senility. She’s sharp as a tack.
I have new respect for my grandma. And I’m trying to turn my in-laws on to the spoiler potential that is Bob Barr. Really, they are libertarians… they just don’t know it yet. 😉