Originally Posted by diriel
I do vote... but these days you get to choose from -- Terrible and Worse Than...
I respectfully disagree with a caveat.
The lesser parties like Dr. Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty Movement has a very good platform. While I don't agree with every aspect of Dr. Paul's plank, He's about fiscal responsibility and the preservation of the Constitution. He's a true patriot. Problem is, a vote for a lesser party is a vote for the winner, Democrat or Republican because that vote is thrown away.
In my case, I would have preferred Ron Paul over Romney but I voted for Romney instead,
I would have preferred Herman Cain over Romney, but the Obama camp scandalized and libeled Cain over the alleged sexual affairs he had. I found it interesting that all the women were from Chicago (Obama's home turf) and once Cain was disposed of, they all vanished but the damage was done and the media capitalized on the scandal...as usual. Herman Cain was an ideal opponent for Obama.
One, he was black, so, the always underlying race card couldn't be raised.
Two, Cain was a successful businessman who came up the hard way, by working hard, getting an education and paying for it (unlike Obama who has never held a paying job until now) and who knows about his education. The media says Harvard but no one remembers Barrack Hussein Obama at Harvard, not even in his supposed graduating class.
Three, Herman Cain was an eloquent speaker with a 'presence', much like Obama.
It would have been an excellent match up and the Obama handlers knew that so they had to 'get rid' of Cain early on.
I'd like to see Cain run again. I don't care who a President or Presidential hopeful sleeps with. it's none of my business, just like it's no ones business who I sleep with (except my wife). I look at qualifications not sexual prowess.
Not that the popular vote means a lot.
The President is actually elected by the Electoral College, a group of representatives who are supposed to represent the voters in that area's wishes. Key word is supposed.
Because the representatives can actually cast their votes any way they want to.
One reason I'd like to see the Electoral College abolished and all elections determined by the popular vote.
I suspect that if Cain or Romney was in office, we wouldn't be going through this crap, in fact Romney is a member of the NRA.
BTW: Thank goodness for spell check.....