I had the most interesting conversation with my 8 year old son today. I had picked him up early from school to go to the dentist, and on the way we were going to the republican headquarters to pick up tickets for the republican convention on sunday. Well he asked me, mom what's the diffrence between republicans and democrats? I said well republicans are against gay marriage and democrats are for it, to which he responded oh that's gross! I then told him republican's are against abortion and democrats are for abortion, I then asked if he knew what an abortion was? he said no, so I told him it is when a women gets pregnant and goes to the doctor, and the doctor takes the baby out and kills it, he then responded with, why would someone do that? I said some women do not want to have babies, he said loudly THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE GOT PREGNANT IN THE FIRST PLACE. My thoughts exactly. He then asks how come I am not allowed to vote? which I proceed to tell him because you are to young you don't know much about the issues, and then it hit me, why the hell not? why can't he vote? he probably knows more about the issues then most of the adults that will be voting on election day! It is sad when an 8 year old knows more about what is going on in the world then the adults in the same world. and to think I had no idea I had an 8 year old republican on my hands.