So….about This Election
Those of my readers who are U. S. citizens and actually care about politics should be aware that there is a major presidential race taking place. The two “biggies” are President Obama and Governor Romney. Personally, I am not thrilled over either, but for different reasons. I have friends who sit on both side of the aisle dividing the sandbox and those who claim to straddle the aisle. Then, of course, there are those who play in a whole different sandbox and keep telling everyone to come to that one, it is better.
How do I approach this election? I am voting for Romney, simple as that. Not because I like all of his politics. Most certainly I don’t agree with his religious views in the slightest, but then I was no fan of Reagan’s views either. I hold to a conservative view of government that would make most Republicans blush, but I don’t jump over to third parties who agree with me more. In the primaries I vote exactly for the guy I want. In the main election I vote for the person who is closest to my position, even if that is far, far away. And frankly, Romney is that guy. I am voting for Tommy Thompson too, even though I didn’t vote for him in the primaries either.
There is nothing I approve about our President’s performance and I certainly don’t want four more years of this. I see huge issues rising on voter registration and I. D. laws. Immigration and the Supreme Court are both hot issues. And I see a growing resurgence of stronger conservatism in the Republican party that I believe will force Romney to stay further right than he would be comfortable on his own. So that is my position. Don’t like it? I really don’t care, go vote as you wish.
However, I want to point to two posts that I thought were helpful to read. The first one is from 2008 that interacts with the idea of a third party vote. The second one was just posted today and interacts with the math of this election. Both simply help cement what was already cemented in my mind.