Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Waste of a Vote?

I do not agree with Obama on anything, but after watching the debates McCain made me quite ill, mainly because of the difference in the way they presented themselves. Obama didn't take the offensive, he was cool and composed and was able to communicate clearly. McCain jumped to the offensive right away and was not at all pleasing to watch or listen to. There are other things McCain has done or said that are very inconsistent and I don't know that I want to vote for him, even though I claim to be a republican. So, I have a question I'd like to pose to the few who read my blog...

Would it be considered throwing my vote away if I were to vote for one of the non-major party candidates (assuming they align more with what I think should happen in the next four years)?

4 comments:

robbienmeri said...

I would look at the state you are voting in. Jennie commented a few months ago that she was going to vote for Nader. Being in Utah, it really doesn't matter since it will most likely go red. I think Texas is the same way. I have two siblings voting absentee in Missouri. That is a swing state and I think it would be unwise to vote for someone who isn't a main candidate because you are essentially helping one or the other. For instance, when the first Bush ran and Ross Perot ran as an independent, it helped Bush win. SO unless you are okay with the fact that one of the two candidates you aren't voting for will win, and you are trying to make a point than I guess go ahead and do it. I'm not thrilled with McCain, but I can't stand the thought of Obama as our President, so I am essentially voting against Obama and the only one that has the potential to beat him is McCain. I wished McCain would have been harder on Obama in the debates and called him on all the things the mainstream media refuses to. I am frankly sick of Obama playing Mr. Cool and telling everyone what they want to hear since he won the nomination. His platform has come a little right of the far far left, and I don't trust that he won't push his far left agenda especially if the congress ends up with a super majority as they are predicting. Robbie started a little political blog. It doesn't have much because neither of us have time, but you can take a look at it at http://rhpolitics.blogspot.com Good luck with your decision.

RonJohn said...

we may have slim pickin's, but obama seriously makes me want to throw up. we are headed down hill if he becomes the next C.I.C.

Lindsay said...

I am in the same predicament. I really can't stand behind either candidate. At the same time, though, I don't want to just not vote because I feel it's my duty as a citizen (and besides, if I don't vote, I throw away my right to complain about politics). I don't know who to vote for. I think that voting for who you like best, no matter what the party, is throwing your vote away. Your job is to vote, no matter who for.

Coach Ann said...

I can certainly relate to your dilemma. I can't think of a time in my voting history when I felt as dismal about the choices. I hate the fact that I will be voting for the lesser of two evils than for someone in whom I have great confidence. Even if I trusted them to do what they should, I doubt congress would allow them to do so. I fear for what our country is facing in the next few years.