I’ve been voting since I was eligible to do so. I voted for McGovern, Carter, Reagan, Mondale, Bush, Perot, Clinton, Bush, Bush and McCain.
And now I have to choose between Obama and Romney.
Thanks for the choices. Thanks a lot.
I don’t like either of them.
Things I support: Gay marriage (I’m straight), legalization of marijuana (I’m very allergic to it), open access to birth control (I’m male), strong national defense (former Army), small government (leave me the hell alone), secure borders (there ought to be some benefits to being a citizen), the 2nd Amendment (yeah, try and take 'em), Social Security/Medicare reform (is my son paying for something he’ll never receive?), health care reform (how much?!) and election reform (stop purchasing elections).
So now I get to choose between a sitting song-and-dance-without-substance president who has decided “Well, I’ll enforce some of the laws,” and a challenger that believes that some guy read some golden plates in a hat, and that you can become a god on your very own world when you die. If he really believes that, I have to question his intellect.
Normally, I don’t care about a person’s religion–but, really, neither of these guys can be very proud of their religious history (see: Rev. Wright).
If Romney is elected then maybe, maybe there might be some kind of movement of legislation through congress–although the Senate would become the obstructionists instead of the House, I imagine. If Obama is re-elected, then we’re stuck with the status quo–and I’m not sure that that is a bad thing seeing as much of what gets through Congress now isn’t too harmful.
So, here I am. A man without a candidate. Maybe Obama is the lesser of two evils. But they both suck.