I thought about it long and hard before making a decision to do it. I didn't want to. They made me do it!
I'm going to use that as an excuse sometimes though.
What did I do? I did what Matt said he was going to do. I voted today, after dropping the kids at school. I went to the local early voting location, and asked to see the ballots. Did you know you can do that? I looked at the Democratic ballot first. There are not many contested races on it, excepting of course the Presidential nomination.
On the Republican ballot, it was much the reverse. While there are still a host of names on the Presidential box (good names like Ron Paul, and Fred Thompson), it is all but decided for McCain. Most of the other races have choices, including a race for State Representative in which a son of a good friend is running. I dearly wanted to vote for him, as much as against the incumbent.
I took a good 20 minutes thinking and looking at the ballots. I even asked for the Democrat ballot again. In the end I held my nose and stepped up the the Democratic Primary desk and gave my voter ID card.
And who did I vote for? Hillary.
Here's why; She's not winning for one. If her own party doesn't want her, maybe it will be easier to beat her in the election. Second, her and Obama have as little difference between their policies and plans, scams and dreams as a purple hull and a black eyed pea. Which ain't damn much! Either on is WAAYYYY bad for the US. At least for the part of the US that likes freedom, and democracy anyway.
I know McCain is not much better, and I shouldn't be happy about having him elected-I'm not. But, and this is a big but, he is better than either one of the others. And, the other alternative is to elect one of the socialist, and then watch the revolution grow in our country.
The fact is I feel dirty about the whole thing.