A follow up on this conversation...
Sloan is really paying attention to the candidates right now. Any time they're on TV he asks us to turn the volume up and he listens very intently. We cannot, however, seem to talk him out of his desire to vote for "Rocko Bama." This was our conversation on Saturday morning (the kids woke up before us and turned on the TV. They didn't know how to change the channel, however, and so they ended up watching the TODAY show):
Sloan: "Mom, I really want to vote for Rocko Bama. Can I please vote?"
Me: "Well, honey, you have to be 18 to vote and you're only 5 right now."
Sloan (heaving a very dramatic sigh): "Man, I just really want to vote for Rocko."
Me: "Why Rocko? Don't you like John McCain?"
Sloan: "No, I just like Rocko Bama. But John McCain was on TV this morning and I watched him talk. He just went 'Waaa, Waaa, Waaa."
Me: "John McCain went waa, waa, waa? What about Rocko Bama? Did you see him?"
Sloan: "Yeah, but I just like him better.
Me: "Well, what did he say?"
Sloan: "Well, he said, 'Waaa, waaa, waaa' too. They all kind of say 'waaa, waaaa, waaa."
Me: "Well, you got that right kiddo."
Seriously, you know it's bad when a five-year-old is tired of the whining!