posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 06:06 PM
Forgive me if this is a silly question. I'm not the most politically savvy person; this is the first election that I will be able to participate in.
(I'm 20.) When I registered to vote awhile back, I was very excited that I was going to be able to participate in democracy, etc... politically I am
very middle-of-the-road, perhaps leaning more towards conservative, but not enough that just one issue would make me vote Republican (such as gay
As I started to read about both candidates and listen to their speeches, etc, I found that they were not as radically different as I expected. I feel
that both Obama and McCain, at heart, want the best for a country and want to take a new direction and bring change to a disheartened America.
(Perhaps Obama has put a little more emphasis on change...)
The problem is, neither of the candidates seem to be President material. McCain seems to have a touch of the warmonger in him...I'm afraid that
things will not change much, going from Bush to McCain if he is elected. Also he will take longer to withdraw our troops from Iraq. Something about
him is unsettling...
On the other hand, Obama (as I heard in a speech he gave) apparently wants to do no less than disarm America, greatly lowering our defenses and
nuclear weapons. I understand that he wants to make a push for peace, but there are so many countries that HATE us, I feel this is a really bad
There's other points on other issues that make both candidates look bad, not to mention the relative inexperience on both sides (Obama and Palin),
and the amount of mudslinging and accusations between the two candidates shows an alarming lack of respect and maturity..... which comes to my
Is it un-American to be registered to vote and not do so?
Because I'm strongly considering not voting for either one of these men.
Thanks for any feedback...and sorry if I sound naive.