Do you find it difficult to relate to people or even speak to people whose political views are diametrically opposed to yours? I have close personal friends who are republican, they are planning on voting for McCain [most likely] and I have no problem talking to them as an Obama supporter. I chide them from time to time, and they reciprocate with chiding me back. No big deal.
I don’t openly talk to people about my political views, however, when asked I will make light conversation. I was recently parked at a supermarket - I came out to my car after doing some grocery shopping and there was a man and a woman exiting their car - McCain Palin stickers on their car…several of them. they looked at my car with a large Obama sticker on the back and then looked at me as I popped the trunk. I said, hello…and she walked right past me as if I didn’t even exist.
Could have been anything, maybe a bad day…or maybe she was pissed I was supporting a different candidate than she? I dunno. It’s conjecture really talking about it now, but it got me thinking.
How do you feel when talking or interacting with someone who has very different political views to yours? Ever have a confrontation, negative or positive?