Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Question

Have you ever considered NOT VOTING in a presidential election?

I have always cast my vote.

This year, I'm not so sure. I'm not sure I can vote for either (apparent) candidate with a clear conscience.

I trust my husband and will definitely follow his lead. He has a much better grasp on politics than I and I would never vote opposite of him.

**I don't want to get in to the nitty gritty of who's who etc., I'm just curious if you've ever considered this.

13 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

It is difficult, isn't it.

I am disillusioned.
I am scared where our country is going.

My hope in in the Lord.

I will vote.
But I really don't think it matters at all.

Janice, a sis said...

I have not voted because I didn't like the candidates. But you know what they say, then you don't get to complain.

'sis cindy :) said...

I watch...I listen...and I don't beleive ANY OF THEM!!! I have never felt politicans are truthful. I am not enough of an educated Republican OR Democrat.

I will vote if I feel a conviction for a candidate.

Anonymous said...

I may write in a candidate this year. It may be a wasted vote but maybe enough wasted votes will tell Washington- I don't know what it would tell Washington. Maybe they could care less. I just can't NOT vote.

(Anita)

Anonymous said...

How many times did I use 'may' or 'maybe' in the above post? Think a psychiatrist would say that betrays a tentative and timid mindset?
Maybe.

natalie said...

I didn't vote last election. I planned on it, and went through the whole registering process... and then discovered that the candidate I wanted to vote for (from a non mainstream party) hadn't had some technical registration or something done in AZ- and the votes wouldn't even be counted, if I understood right.

This year I probably won't, just because I don't think that a principled, honest, truthful politician has any chance of being elected, with or without my vote! I may vote just to make a statement though. I don't think this country is ready for major change in path. Also, it seems to me that real change needs to start at a much more local level.

My .02 cents. :-)

Donna Boucher said...

You got an XBOX!?

Next thing I know....nose rings.

Janet said...

And tats.




NOT!!!


Can't stand em.

Anonymous said...

You CANNOT leave messages as weird as those and not explain them!!!!

Janet said...

anon., did you see Donna's message right above my weirdo comment? She was talking about nose rings and I was talking about tatoo's. All relating to the XBOX.

Robin in New Jersey said...

And they are sisters and they have a secret code and they all know what they are talking about! :)

Seriously, yes I have thought about not voting this year. I am going to wait and see how it all plays out. I did vote in the primary on Tuesday and was disappointed in the outcome.

Anonymous said...

I think that we need multiple presidents. We need one for the economy, one for social welfare, one for the military and one for the people. Then we need a grand pooh-ba of presidents to watch over all of them and make sure that no one does something stupid. I think it is dumb to have to vote for one guy to be the total package. I will vote this year, because I am old enough to feel guilty if I don't. And I will probably vote for the devil that I think will do the least harm. Also, I think it's not just the President, but congress that influences the decisions that are made.
Kris Schwarz

Amy said...

My neighbor said this morning that he is resigned to the fact that he will never again vote for the person who will win the presidency. That pretty much sums it up for me. I'm stubborn enough to believe that my vote counts...somehow. So I will vote, but not for either of the two party candidates. This is a big change for me from past years, but it's all my conscience will allow.