It’s interesting, thinking about the upcoming Presidential election and who to vote for. I’ve heard and read of many people on all sides of the issues bemoaning the fact that the two major candidates are either fuzzy about who they are as a ploy to get the center votes. Either that, or the idea that certain promises and stances that the hearer believed the candidate really had were not followed once elected.
A relative of mine believes that she should vote her conscience and is voting for Peroutka of the Constitutional Party. She believes it’s not an option to just vote for the lesser of two evils.
Along this line, Allan Wall states in his recent column that the evangelicals are big enough that they shouldn’t just roll over or capitulate to the Republican party because he’d be better than Kerry.
On the other hand, there are a multitude of articles talking about how Kerry is being anything other than himself during this campaign.
Robert Novak states that one of the biggest things for the Dems is judicial selection in the next term, even though it isn’t mentioned much. There is a lot of people out there that believe that the Supreme Court gave President Bush the victory in 2000 and believe that if Bush has his way that he will get anti-abortion, anti-gay rights people on the bench who will immediately begin imposing their will on the people. Kind of like the way the courts are doing it now.
Then of course is all the commotion caused by accounts that Kerry reenacted some of his war footage, that he doesn’t know where he stands on issues– standing in the grey as much as he can.
So, who to vote for? The important thing is to vote because your voice must be heard. They question of who is best decided by you. Conscience? Best chance to win? What would happen if all voted conscience? It’s an interesting question.