There are three more options in the 2008 Presidential Election than you have been informed of. These three other parties are the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, and the Constitution Party.
If you plan to vote in the election in November (and if not, why not?), then you owe it to YOURSELF to read all you can about the various parties and their candidates. (The links are on the various sites mentioned above.)
You should always strive to be a participating member of YOUR governmental process. Remember, the Constitution reads “We the People” for a reason.
You will have NO RIGHT to complain if the candidate you want is not elected. Read about the Libertarians and their candidate Bob Barr. Read about the Green Party and their candidate Cynthia McKinney. Read about the Constitution Party and their candidate Chuck Baldwin.
It’s YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to lean all you can about the five political parties running for office in these, OUR United States. I know that word responsibility scares some people. They are satisfied with letting people in government and business think for them. I’m going to ask you to do something else entirely. I’m going to ask you to think for YOURSELF. Examine the platforms of the five candidates and pick the one that suits you best.
Don’t be misled by what the cable news stations are telling you. There are more than the Republicans and the Democrats out there. Read about and understand the political options you have as an American citizen.
And get off your ass and vote.
Sorry to disappoint, Mr Goon, but I have no intentions of voting this time. This will be my first presidential election I’ve not voted in since given the right at age 18. I’ve just become too jaded with the political process and see far too much of politicians doing whatever they want once in office no matter who they are. I accept not having any right to complain after the voting is said and done, but what I intend to do is keep an eye on the actions of whoever wins and compare those actions with the agendas/policies put forth now during the running period. If I am satisfied that they are not just spewing BS to get elected, then I will rejoin the voting public.
I can’t disagree with your reasons, Kasey. It is, and always has been, your choice whether or not to vote. I applaud you for thinking it through logically.
Good comment. Thanks for posting.