Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vote Early and Vote Often

It's hard to believe that the election is less than two weeks away. I'm ready for the election to be over because I've had about all of the political commercials I can take! The majority of them are sooo misleading, and I hope everyone takes them with a grain of salt.

I remember going to vote with my dad in the 1992 presidential election and how my dad let me punch some of the holes in the ballot (he told me where to punch, of course). That's probably illegal, but what's done is done! ;)

I did my civic duty this morning and voted. I love voting absentee… it's so much easier than voting at my polling place. I voted for a mix of Republicans, Democrats and I have to admit that I left some of the ballot blank. The issues can be difficult to understand and the wordage in the ballot explaining the issues doesn't make it anymore clear. You would think that someone would be able to come up with a more clear, concise explanation so that average people who don't have political science backgrounds can understand. Or maybe I'm just more dense than the average voter! ;-)

I do try to be at least relatively well informed when it came to voting for president. I love watching CNN and I watched all of the presidential debates. (Speaking of the debates, there was way too much arguing, interrupting and obvious disdain for the other candidate, and not nearly enough discussing/debating what is best for the good of our country and it's citizens.) There are certainly a lot of ways to interpret the issues and people look at things so differently depending on their moral views and personal circumstances. There's more than one way to get a job done and most people tend to think their way is best. But don't politicians realize that compromise is necessary so that we can all live peacefully even if we don't agree?!

There are so many issues to take into account… foreign relations, the war, taxes, healthcare, education, jobs, gun control, abortion, gay marriage, the deficit/balancing the budget, etc., but I think the biggest issue that needs to be worked on is the economy.

So what will the outcome of the election be? I predict that Obama will win, and I'll actually be really surprised if Romney is elected. (Not because I think Romney is the wrong man for the job, but because it seems like Obama has been more in the lead the entire election.) I don't think it will be a landslide victory for Obama, though, because I think Romney has put up a pretty good fight. In the end, I think we're in for four more years with President Obama.

Two more weeks…


Karen Mortensen said...

I really hope you are wrong. Things will be so much worse if Obama gets re-elected.

nikarphar said...

No sorry Karen we hope YOu are wrong ! Nobody wants to put up with another 4 yrs of Mr Bush !

Karen Mortensen said...

I hate to tell you this but Mr. Bush isn't running this time.

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