?

Log in

current entries friends' entries archives about me Previous Previous Next Next
Vote - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
renniekins
renniekins
Vote
I'm not very political. In fact, I'm unpolitical enough that I can't remember whether the conservatives are right or left, nor which party has the elephant. I have a variety of strong opinions about how the nation should work, and they don't generally match up with any one party nor person. Talking about politics and reading about politics just give me a headache and make me grumpy.

All of that said, I will vote tomorrow. People have fought to give me the right to have a say, and no matter how broken our political system might be -- I have a responsibility to participate where I can. All Americans do.

I have done some reading about the candidates, and they both have ideas with which I disagree. They both also have said some things I like. I'm a pacifist hippy who believes everyone should work for a living and keep what they earn. I took a couple of those on-line quizzes, where it asks your opinion on a number of matters then tells you which candidate most agrees with you. I tend to find myself at just over 50% with Obama, and just under 50% with McCain.

All of that said, I will vote for Obama tomorrow. The biggest reason is that he inspires me. He isn't perfect, but his speeches are filled with passion and a hope for the future.

Things are a mess right now, and I believe that what this country needs is hope and passion.

Tags:

read 11 comments | talk to me!
Comments
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: November 4th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
well put, chicka. well put (:
ellison From: ellison Date: November 4th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Brilliantly put. Really. I have been trying to say this exact thing to my friend all night. Thanks for putting this out there!
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: November 4th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
He's hotter than McCain too.
I am sure the sex would be much better.
marsgov From: marsgov Date: November 4th, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope and passion are not enough; ideas are a dime a dozen, as any venture capitalist will tell you. Heck, you know that yourself: great ideas are wonderful but you when it's time to push a project out the door you need someone who can implement.

What we need is the ability to distinguish between good ideas and bad ones, and the leadership skills to implement those ideas. Looking at his resume, we simply don't know if Obama is up to the job.
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: November 4th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hopefully, we'll have at least four years to see how he does ;-)
marsgov From: marsgov Date: November 4th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes, that wouldn't be my first choice...
kyril From: kyril Date: November 4th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Last night they had an elephant (Republican mascot) and a donkey (Democratic mascot). The elephant picked Obama, the donkey picked McCain...the commentator said something about it kind of being mixed up, then "don't be an ass".
shadowrose From: shadowrose Date: November 4th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will vote for Obama tomorrow. The biggest reason is that he inspires me. He isn't perfect, but his speeches are filled with passion and a hope for the future.

Things are a mess right now, and I believe that what this country needs is hope and passion.


Absolutely. This country needs someone like Barack Obama as a leader.
(Deleted comment)
geekjul From: geekjul Date: November 4th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I voted!
pstscrpt From: pstscrpt Date: November 4th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a pacifist hippy who believes everyone should work for a living and keep what they earn.
That sounds basically libertarian, depending what you think on other issues. At least if the pacifist bit is talking about national foreign/military policy -- you probably wouldn't like them on gun control.

With regard to taxes, I think thinking in terms of rights is maybe a nice idea, but not really workable since the government needs at least some money to operate, so they will always have to have first dibs. Given that, economic issues for me boil down to what will motivate people to work well, what's fair, and what gives the overall best outcomes.
read 11 comments | talk to me!