Is anyone else completely confused by politics but won't admit it because they think they'll look like an idiot when asked by their so-called "cleverer" mates who they're going to vote for? Um, well I'm not going to vote for Gordon Brown you answer - because apparently we all hate him. I'm actually still not sure why that is? This may be because I'm politically illiterate; but I bet if most people were honest they are too. Blundering their way through arguments with political spiel that no one really understands until they feel they can move on to lighter topics. Similar to what politicians do funnily enough.
I'm not trying to take the moral high ground here. Far from it. I'm the worst for pretending I know what I'm talking about when in truth the only thing I actually know about is football. Even then my mates manage to out-geek me on the subject - I'm not even the best at the only thing I'm good at. Brilliant. Slightly off the point though.
To my embarassment, I studied politics for two years and still have no idea what it's all about. In fact I'm probably even more confused now, I think I was better in blissful ignorance. Again this problem is down to me. If I had got a strong A, rather than a modest C, I would probably know my manifestos and mandates like I know my John Terrys and Wayne Bridges. But when it all boils down to it, I'll probably endlessly discuss parties and policies I don't know or understand in the build-up to the election, happily watch the FA Cup final and then make a last minute decision to vote Green... because they sound nice.