I hate the primaires this year. Like more than any other year. It has been so annoying and here's why:
- I have a bunch of facebook friends that are Ron Paul disciples. I say disciples because they aren't supporters. They are people who believe he is the savior of the American government. They truly believe that the US is right at the point of crumbling a la ancient greek and roman governments and that Ron Paul is going to be able to prevent that if he's president. They don't believe he can't win... which brings me to my next point.
- A lot of people have been saying this year that electability doesn't matter. I don't know where they get that idea. If they all think Obama is the worst president ever (more on that) then their goal should be to present a candidate that the general population would feel good about, one that would be able to draw support from moderates, the moderate voters are the ones people should be concerned with. Also, the primaries show who is electable (not to mention the 2008 election) and when a candidate consistently comes in 3rd or 4th place, that doesn't mean "the establishment" is rigging elections, that means lots of voters don't think they would be a good choice for president.
- I also HATE the people who tell me that if I'm Mormon I SHOULD vote for Ron Paul. Last I checked there is no official party for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Please don't take your interpretation of church doctrine and use it to try to guilt me into voting for you candidate. My personal religious beliefs are actually part of the reason why if he were to get the nomination (HA) I would volunteer for Obama's campaign. Neither of us are bad Mormons for those beliefs.
- My next issue is with all the Obama hating. Why do so many people hate him? It doesn't make any sense. I understand the campaigning against him, that's fine. I understand why GOP candidates are saying he should be a one term President, they want his job. What I don't get is why so many people say he's a socialist (he's not) or they think that everything that is wrong with the country is his fault. Or that they're happy with "anyone but him". Do you really think that mindset is going to change anything if that's all you think?
- Why Newt why?
I am officially an independent voter, I am also undecided. I should be someone candidates are trying to appeal to. With all of this though, I'm leaning toward not voting. I'm disenfranchised with the system. What's worse is that I don't think I'm alone.