I hear you. I don't like McCain much either. The current voting process is binary - black or white, one candidate or the other. If I vote, I must
choose one candidate over the other. It's true I could write in a vote or waste a vote on the "Ralph Nader" of the Republican candidates.
How I'm resolving this in my mind is this way. Our founding fathers went through a lot of crap to establish an independent nation based on the
principals where everyone has a say in the electoral process and every state, regardless of its size, counts. That's how the electoral college got
created, so that all states were represented somewhat equally despite the vast differences in their size and population.
Brave men and women volunteer, fight and die to protect our constitution, our freedom, our rights. My right to vote, and yours, is one of them. These
soldiers who have died didn't run off the battlefield when the situation got bad, and neither will I. I won't leave the battlefield and not cast a
vote. I feel to do so would be to dishonor those soldiers. So I will make a decision, and I will cast my vote.
At this moment I am seriously crossing my fingers that McCain has the good sense to put a true conservative Republican on the ticket as his vice
president. That will make me feel a lot better about casting a vote for McCain. Unless some ground breaking scandal happens that exposes McCain as a
practicing racist or something equally as damning, I will still vote McCain, nonetheless, because I see this as an election of Capitalism/Democracy
versus Socialism/Marxism. For me it's a no brainer.
As for who I would like to see as VP? Sure, I'd love to see Fred Thompson on the ballot, but something happened last week, at least that I had heard
about on the radio, that makes me really want someone else. Apparently prominent evangelical leaders are warning McCain that if he puts Mitt Romney on
the ticket as his VP they and their "troops" will abandon the Republican ticket on Election Day.
The only reason evangelical leaders would come out and say this is because of Romney's faith as a Mormon. There is nothing, NOTHING I say in
Romney's personal religious beliefs that would prevent him from performing the duties of the office of VP and do it well. The fact that evangelical
leaders are resorting to childish ultimatums just makes me want McCain to flip them the bird and put Romney on the ticket straight away.
That was confirmed here (www.huffingtonpost.com...
My 2 cents.
[edit on 1-8-2008 by sos37]