I have heard a number of people lately say they won’t vote, because in the current electoral college system, individual votes don’t matter. They say they don’t trust Hillary Clinton, or that Barack Obama is too inexperienced. They do not want to vote republican and continue the path we are on.
I don’t believe any politician is completely honest; they cannot be and make it in that game. There is always a trade-off in politics, and to think otherwise is naive. But the current administration has done so much damage, and exacerbated the decline of this country to such a great degree that we will never fully recover. GWB and the VP will go down in history as the criminals they are. So what if Bill Clinton got a blow job?!?! Big f***ing deal. I’d take him back any day, and go back to a healthy economy, strides in improving the environment, work towards better health care and stronger public education. We had allies around the world who saw us as a friendly nation. Not to mention the fact, which voters are apparently for some bizarre reason forgetting, that this war has seen 3,491 Americans die in Iraq (as of 6:21 a.m. today) and upwards of 100,000 have been wounded, many critically. 3,802 have died since this fool stood on the deck of that ship and said “Mission accomplished”. In addition, over a million Iraqis have died since the war began.
(For the source of these numbers, see this site.)
I read online this morning that Americans want a president who can bring down the price of gas. Huh? That’s an inconvenience, and nothing more, for most of us, compared to the loss of a son or daughter in a war that cannot be won. I will gladly pay more for gas if I have a government I can stand behind, and respect.
Your vote does count. The electoral college sucks, no doubt, and it is sadly outmoded. But it is what it is, until we work to change it, and you MUST vote.
Clearly, I will vote democrat, and I hope you will all do the same. We need a total change. We need a president who will mend fences with our former allies, and will focus on repairing the damage to the U.S. Constitution. We need someone who will stop giving favors to big business at the expense of the average American citizen.
Is Hillary perfect? No. Is Obama? No. But neither of them has the lack of morality that I see in GWB. Neither of them plans to void the Constitution that this country is founded on. I’d take any democrat over another republican administration. We need change, and we need it soon.
And that’s all I’m going to say about that.