Thursday, October 23, 2008

Political Dilemma

We're going to go vote early on Saturday. I'm excited to take part in the election process, particularly this year when it's been such a media circus and so much buzz has been generated. What I'm not excited about are my options. I don't know who to vote for.

I don't really like either option, to be quite honest. I disagree with Obama on a number of moral issues that are pretty important to me, but I can't in good conscience vote for Palin. I know, I know, I'm not actually voting for Palin, but McCain's campaign is so tainted by her that when I think of him, all I see is her. It's not that she's a woman, it's that the thought of her running our country if the need arises scares me. I don't think she's qualified, and I don't know her husband well enough to trust him. What does a First Husband do?? We've never had one. Of course, McCain isn't guaranteed to die while in office, but he's no spring chicken either. It bothers me. She bothers me. Call it a gut feeling...women's intuition...the voices.

Have you decided who you will vote for? You don't have to tell me your choice, but I just wonder if there are many others out there who are in the same situation as I am. My husband is just as confused on which one he will support, so I can't even let him persuade me one way or the other. Some people pick one single issue and vote completely based on that. I can't do that. I'm a bigger picture type of person, at least when it comes to this.

Maybe when I get to the voting place on Saturday a little light bulb will come on in my head and the right choice will just come to me. Maybe not and I'll be forced to do eenie-meenie-miney-moe.

On a not-related note...we watched Wheel of Fortune last night. It's some sort of teen-best-friend week and those annoy me greatly. One of the girl's actually asked Pat, "Can I buy, like, an A?"

Like, yeah.

4 comments:

{S} said...

I'm in the same boat... for the same reasons. It's a tough time for an election to take place, I believe there are too many emotions involved with this election, with the economy and the candidates, a fear a lot of the voters will make their votes for the wrong reasons...

besides said...

I feel the same way about our candidates. I'm hoping there's an unknown independent running. Or I might just write in another name. I know that means I'd waste a vote, but I don't like either of these options!

Sherri said...

voted this morning. I had NO problem deciding!! I voted for McCain and actually everyone I voted for was republican. I went by a voter's guide and all the things I believe in were the things they supported. I can't possibly vote for a muslin to run our country! That's just not right and I don't like his socialism views.

Fuzzy White Dogs said...

Sherri, Obama is a Christian and a practicing member of the Church of Christ. There's a pretty good article about his religious history here: http://www.danielpipes.org/article/5286