Mary Matalin is a republican who has worked for numerous campaigns and administrations running back to the Reagan years. James Carville is a democrat who has worked for the Democratic Party ever since he helped elect President Clinton in 1992. These two have appeared on a number of Sunday morning talk shows to discuss their views and, needless to say, they rarely agree. So why bring them up here on Datingish? Because they happen to be married.
As those of you in the United States know, we are less than two weeks away from Election Day. When you cast your vote on November 6th, I hope you do so for the good of your country. But how about your own good? If you are a republican, you may find other republicans to be the only ones that are "dateable." The same could be true for Democrats (or Libertarians, Anarchists, Green Party, etc).
So here is my main question: Could you see yourself dating someone who is not affiliated with the same political party?
Democrats, could you consider a relationship with someone who voted for George W. Bush? Republicans, could you do something similar with someone who voted for President Obama?
I believe James Carville and Mary Matalin must have figured out some way to compromise on many of the key issues that divide them politically. Do you think that compromise could be the key to strengthening a relationship with someone with differing political views?
This could also extend to Washington. No matter which political party is in power after November 6th, congress needs to learn how to compromise in order to further the growth of the nation.
If they were to run for elected office, I would vote for Carville or Matalin because I know that through their marriage they've had differences, but work it out for the sake of their relationship and family. Would you be willing to compromise on some of the hot button issues of today for the sake of your relationship? For the sake of your family? Would you be willing to do so for the sake of your country?