So, what happens when you don’t like–not even even a teensy, weensy bit–either candidate?
I’m completely staying out of political ANYTHING on Facebook. People are slinging mud every which way. If their momma’s could hear how they talk they’d get their mouths washed out with soap! And this goes for the candidates themselves! Whatever happened to “I think I can do a better job than the other guy.” and leaving it at that. Why do we have to throw all the mean things at the others? Good gracious, we all want what’s best for the country; we just disagree with how to get there!
So, I repeat, what happens when I don’t like either candidate? I’m really, so very, utterly tired of voting for “the lesser of two evils”. It’d be nice to actually LIKE the person. And where they stand. And what direction they would take the country.
I have always voted. People in the Revolution literally died so that I could have this privilege. I don’t, and never have, take it lightly. But neither can I look at both of the candidates and say “I choose THIS one.”
What would you do?
43 men have held the presidency in this country. 43 men have tried their best (we hope) to lead our country. Could I tell you even half of them? Or what they accomplished, good or bad? Probably not. The next four (or 8) years, our country will be led by Barak Obama. Am I happy about this? No. Do I feel like the earth is going to stop spinning on its axis and Armageddon is on its way? No. Our country has survived good presidents as well as bad presidents. Which Mr. Obama will be is yet to be seen. But, in the end, it’s only four (or 8) years. There will be other presidents. Good and bad.
God is still in heaven and in charge, so I’m not going to worry. Because, “which of you by worrying can add even an hour to your life?”
That does it. I’m taking a stand and going to vote. In the presidential race. Yes, I’ve said it. I read Terry’s Blog this morning and came off the fence finally. She’s a conservative African American Christian woman, and the things she had to say today were the prompt I needed. I have been in prayer over this for a while now, honestly not knowing what to do. I’m so glad to finally be at peace with one decision!!
Dipping the toe in, once again….
I had a friend post on Facebook that she will not be voting in the upcoming election; she cannot accept either candidate as supporting her views and doesn’t want to vote for the “lesser of two evils”. While I feel that McCain is the lesser of two evils, I don’t know that I can vote for him, either. And it seems to be creating WWIII in my staunchly Republican family. Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not going to vote for Sen. Obama. It’s either McCain or I vote in only the local elections. The one candidate I can really get behind, Alan Keyes, isn’t on our PA ballot.
I believe in the sanctity of the electoral process. 230 years ago people literally DIED so you and I could have the freedom to vote. And 80-some-odd years ago, women went up against an unjust system so that I specifically could have the priviledge of voting. I don’t take it lightly. I vote in all the primaries and general elections, and have since I was 18 (lo, these 21 years now). To not vote is something that goes against every fiber of my being. Yet I’m leaning towards it.
Another friend has chosen to vote for McCain, not because she likes him, but because she is 1) voting against Obama and 2) because she believes that God is in control regardless.
Well, I agree with #2, but I also believe that He’s going to allow us to reap what we sow.
I’m going to dip my toe in the political blog thing. And I mean only my toe, because I feel like this topic is being mauled to death by both sides. Here’s my big political statement.
I don’t like either candidate. Really. I’m a conservative on most topics, but not all. Obama doesn’t represent my point of view. I’m definitely not voting for him. Please don’t crucify me over this, as you won’t change my mind. You are allowed to think I’m stupid. That’s ok with me. Just don’t tell me about it.
I admit to having voted President Bush into office. But I’m not happy with how he has handled things. Do I feel the world is going to hell in a handbasket because of him? No. He’s only been here for 8 years and we’ve been going in that direction far longer.
Senator McCain may be the Republican National Committee’s pick to represent their party, but he doesn’t not represent my point of view either. I looked up his voting record last night. Some stuff he got right. Yes. Of course. (Even Obama will sometimes say something that I like, however I may otherwise disagree with him.) Does he have an amazing personal history with his service for our country? Absolutely. Do I admire that? Yes, yes I do. But is he hotheaded? Yes. Do I feel like he should be in charge of making the far-reaching world-centric decision that a President needs to make? That’s a little scary, to be honest. I LOVE his anti-torture stance. Having been through it, he is very against us doing it. Including waterboarding, which some other idiots in our military feel is completely fine. Nope. I don’t agree.
So, 7 short weeks away from having to vote for the leader of the free world, I don’t know what I’m going to do. Even with Ms. Palin tossed in for good measure as a bone to the conservative base. Although, that might be backfiring a bit–I’ve read some pretty strong statements from the “women should stay home and take care of their families” camp and they are VERY against even the idea of a woman as a VP.
I’m a little more moderate than that, people. I think that God can and does use anyone, regardless of their gender, to do whatever He wants.
I wish Ron Paul was running. That would make this a lot easier.