Earlier this week I decided to listen to this week's episode of This American Life and I was startled. How could a person be willing to vote into office as the President of the United States a candidate who does not fully align with what the voter stands for as a person. I'm sure this young man isn't the first and won't be the last to do so.
In the process of listening to this podcast, I looked down at the calendar on my laptop and it hit me. In 5 short days I will be voting in the Virginia primaries. That's when I realized, I'm about as sure of this election as... well...
There are plenty of candidates to choose from. The two major political parties have presented quite a few choices (there are also those who are running independently). We are not suffering from a lack of options.
But who do I choose when this is all I see from the front runners:
* A person who changes with the wind to get votes...
* A person who seems unsure of who they are (not Trump)...
* A person who is outspoken about most things needing to be free (noble, but has that ever worked?)...
* A person who is nothing more than a sideshow (yes, Trump)...
* A person who is alright as a person, but has some outlandish ideas...
* A person who seems as if they may end up being antagonistic instead of helpful.
I think you see where my list is going. Of course everyone has their flaws, even the great presidents of the past. But this group at the moment just doesn't produce a confidence in me that any one of them could run the country well.
I'm hoping that as time goes on in the coming months I'll become more confident in a candidate. As far as Tuesday goes, I'll just pick the least likeliest to jack junk up.
vote votesI know who I want to be President!
vote votesI have a few candidates I like, but want to know more before deciding.
vote votesI don't care for any of the candidates so I'm not voting.
vote votesI don't care for any candidates, but will vote anyway.