Greetings ATS Members & Visitors,
This is not a poll, or any type of research. I'm simply curious as to
what happened to make you decide which Presidential candidate to vote
for. Is it a stance he's taking? Something deeply personal? A selfish
reason? You hate the other ticket and are choosing the lesser of two
evils??? Please share.. BTW, If you're sitting this election out, and not
voting at all, please don't reply. This is a question for voters.
Here's How I Chose:
As an African American entepreneur who has traditionally voted for the
Republican candidate because of their anti-abortion & pro-businessowner
stance, this particular election has been very emotionally trying for me.
But, I've finally decided. It will be Obama, simply because he's Black
like me. I can almost hear Martin Luther King imploring me to "Give the
brother a chance." Dr. King didn't think even his children would see an
African American President in his lifetime. If he hadn't been gunned
down, MLK himself would likely be here to witness this great moment.
This one time, I'm putting ethnic pride above my right-to-life belief and
my selfish businessowner desires. Might I regret it later? Maybe...but
I'd feel like $hit if I didn't follow my heart this time.
Sooo... what's your story, your decision trigger(s)? Care to share it with
your esteemed ATS family? Thanks in advance.
-CareWeMust (Allen in Chicago)
EDITING TO ADD THIS: The reason I started this thread is to describe
why I'm voting the way I am, and to learn how each of you arrived at
your decision. Some of you feel the need to "let off steam" by bashing
a political party, Presidential candidate, or even other posters to this
thread. If you do not want to share who you're voting for and how you
arrived at that decsion, please find some measure of discipline and
etiquette by not posting in this thread. There are many places on ATS
for you to vent. Thankyou.
[edit on 23-10-2008 by carewemust]