I thought I was politically motivated:
FEBRUARY 25–Meet Jose Antonio Ortiz. The Pennsylvania man allegedly stabbed his brother-in-law in the stomach after the pair quarreled about their respective support of Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. According to cops, Ortiz, 28, stabbed Sean Shurelds last Thursday night in the kitchen of an Upper Providence Township home. According to a criminal complaint, a copy of which you’ll find here, the 41-year-old Shurelds, an Obama supporter, told Ortiz that the Illinois senator was “trashing” Clinton (apparently in regard to recent primary and caucus results). Ortiz, a Clinton supporter, replied that “Obama was not a realist.” While not exactly fighting words, the verbal political tiff led to some mutual choking and punching. And, allegedly, a stabbing in the abdomen. Shurelds was flown to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition. (2 pages) Source
While violence is never a good thing, and the two men involved in the story were probably not the brightest, it is refreshing to see people care. Pennsylvania rarely gets to make a difference in the primary season and I hope people don’t waste their opportunity. Obviously I hope everyone gets out and votes for the most qualified candidate (Hint: Hillary Clinton). But even if you are voting for another candidate, or worse yet, another party, take advantages of this opportunity. Research the candidates stances and histories, evaluate what is important to you, and vote!
PS. Politics are great but stabbing someone isn’t the answer. I know it can be frustrating when a friend or relative admits to supporting Obama in spite of his lack of experience, already broken promises, and his inability to provide details about any of the “change” he plans to bring.