Yep, I admit it, I voted for President Obama. I still think he seems like a decent and intelligent man, but when I was voting I was voting for change. Now, into the fourth year of his term, this is NOT the change I envisioned.
(Click the links below from my research to read more about the “change” since 2008:)
So, here are my first questions: How can we vote for either party? Who is it you believe and trust and more importantly...why? Who is it that has delivered on their promise of change? What is it about the (above) history that assures you of a different future? How can you believe in two clubs, who after the past 10 plus years have proven not to be able to deliver on major promises?
Here’s my second rant. Why is a vote for a third party candidate a wasted vote? I didn’t know it was a horse race. Should we vote on just assured winners? How do you do that? If you vote on a “place” horse, did you waste your vote? Is a vote not just a declaration of beliefs?
And, third...in the “red south” there is an often repeated determination not to compromise. No compromise means continued gridlock. Now follow me closely here…if red states want smaller government... What better way to keep government from growing than gridlock. If you votes for a third party at least the message goes out to the two major parties that we are not stupid, nor can we be counted upon to act as sheep. We see there is little or no difference in the two clubs, other than rhetoric and “dead-eye” dogma. So, a third-party vote could simply be a statement of protest and at the same time assures that the status quo remains. Status quo assures gridlock and therefore a less active and growing government, which is what we say we want.
Yep, I admit I voted for them both, Obama & Bush. But, fool me once, fool me twice…no-no-no not a third time!