I am the first to admit I don't have a political mind. I do enjoy election day tremendously though. Every four years I stay up all night, waiting for the next president to be named. I think it's really exciting, and I love to watch how all the media outlets cover it.
This is the first year that I have truly believed that every vote counts. I vote every year. In the past, when my brother was active military, I voted for whoever he told me to. The president was technically his boss, so I wanted him to have his way.
However, this is also the first election year that I don't really like either candidate. Nor do I have a military family member who reports to the president. So I've been at a loss.
I think Romney is a toolbox, and I think his mentality is that of a man in the 1950's. I don't want the government telling me I can't get an abortion - I wouldn't, but I want to have the choice. Also, I don't want my employer (or anyone) telling me I can't be on birth control. I think gays should be able to get married, and I don't believe that murderers and bad people are that way because they didn't grow up in two parent homes. Get a clue, Mr. Romney. The world has advanced. Get on board. The "nuclear family" doesn't exist anymore.
I think Obama is a moron, who didn't do anything he said he would. Clearly he thinks the national debt is fake and he's just seeing how big of a disaster he can create.
Those thoughts aside, I don't think either of them can balance the budget in the next four years, like they claim. So which evil do you pick? Which evil do I pick?
I thought maybe I could decide from watching the debates. Purely watching the debates, I pick Obama. I think Romney is mean. He interrupts and gets caught in lies and talks down to the President.
I put some thoughts on Facebook last night, and today my friend Brian insisted on a lunch meeting so he could tell me why a vote for Obama is a vote for the destruction of the country. He has good points. He's smarter than I am, and he's incredibly passionate about politics and getting the right leader elected.
I know I'm voting. And I only have 2 weeks and 6 days to decide for who. Anyone want to be written in?