Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Election 2012 part 2

I’m not really sure who to vote for. I know people are going crazy about it – either Obama is evil and Romney is our savior, or the other way around. I don’t think it’s all that extreme. I don’t think all life as we know it will end if the wrong person is elected. America is stronger than one man. We’ve had some pretty bad presidents and some pretty good ones. Life carried on either way. I’m sure both candidates would do good things and bad things.

What I don’t like is that I don’t really like either candidate. I don’t hate either of them and I’m not going to leave the country if the other one is elected – I already left the country! I think if you’re one of those people who threatens to leave the country when the other side wins then you don’t get how democracy works. Sometimes the other side wins – deal with it. Your side will win again sooner or later.

I think the worst thing is voting on sides. We should be voting for people, not parties. If it’s football you vote for your team – go Vikings! If it’s deciding who should run the country you should vote for the person you think will do the best job. The odds of your party always picking the better person are too impossible to believe.

We’re so divided now that we want to reduce everyone to a party stereotype. He’s a Republican so he must hate poor people and women. She’s a Democrat so she must love taxes and government dependency. Most people never fit whatever stereotype you want to label them with.

People seem to want every state to be red or blue, as if no one from Texas ever votes for Democrats and no one from California ever votes for Republicans. People want to label California the liberal hippie blue state, but California voted for Reagan – he was their Governor. They had a lot of red Governors. Texas put Lyndon Johnson in Congress for 100 years. Texas had a lot of blue Governors.

Minnesota is currently considered a blue state, but we’re not so easy to label. We elected Michele Bachmann, Al Franken and Jesse Ventura. I never voted for any of them. Jesse was before my time, Michele isn’t in my district and Al was elected before I was old enough to vote.

2 comments:

  1. I find the easiest solution is just not to vote. Romney and Obama are very similar, all in ways that make me dislike them and I'm not a big fan of any of the third party candidates this year. So I'm just going to take my vote and go home.

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  2. But not voting only helps the parties keep picking the same types of people over & over.

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