As a blogger, I think it’s required that I have a political opinion. It’s like the old joke: “Opinions are like assholes – everyone’s got one.”
The strongest opinion I have is that anyone who lets “electability” affect their choice might as well stay home. If you’re going to let the opinion of others decide for you, get out of the way. Let those people who really care decide.
Your vote for who you really want will encourage similar candidates to run in the future. And who knows, your candidate might even win! You buy lottery tickets, don’t you?
The Internet can help you decide. You can take any number of quizzes designed to match your position on a number of issues against the candidates. They allow you to assign a weight to the importance of each issue, but obviously the range of issues addressed is limited and simplified. And there’s no way to include your belief that the candidate is a lying sack of Mitt Romney.
Anyhow, I’m voting for Dennis Kucinich.
I thought Kucinich had already dropped out.
Dennis is still in. His chances are just as good as they have always been.
Either read something on a newsite or heard on one of the news channels that seemed to indicate otherwise.
He just won a court case to be included in the debates in Nevada.
I agree that you should vote for who you would like to see running the country….assuming it’s a real person…assuming they’re running…assuming it’s the primaries…assuming the primaries in your state actually have some bearing on who eventually runs (they don’t in Vermont.) Sadly, the final ballot usually ends up being the lesser of 2 evils, and electability really isn’t a concern at that point.
I’ve been a lifelong liberal, and have always voted Democrat, not so much out of party loyalty, but because the Dem. choice has up to this point been less dismaying. If McCain makes it to the ballot, I may have to vote for him though. His ethics, the value he places on integrity, and his intelligence seem to stand out in the current field of candidates.
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Now that the primary has arrived, all that’s left are Obama and Clinton (“the bro and the ho”). The Republicans (the old warmonger, the lying sack of Mitt, and the nutcases) are not an option. Obama gets my vote, because he’s always been against the war. Hillary failed when it counted.