I couldn't be paid enough to vote for Ron Paul, or Romney. I'm voting for Obama because he's the only candidate running with a firm grip on social issues and I do not want this nation to step backwards in civil rights. I agree with him about 80% of the time (although we have major issues in some places).
If I could vote for any politician at all, it would be Dennis Kucinich.
The two-party system is kind of stupid, but since we seem to be stuck with it for now, I'd have to go with Obama. I always felt Ron Paul was kind of a joke because libertarianism is kind of a joke. And Romney? He's a corporate plant and, uh... What self-respecting atheist would vote for a party that has been hijacked by religious nutjobs? If that's not voting against our own interests, then I don't know what is.
Obama - but not happy with the two-party system at all.
I believe what's needed is a true grassroots movement to throw the bastards out of the temple. Back on my home-world, Sol III, we might have done it.
Apathy and ennui have set bone-deep into the U.S. electorate. Until they believe it is possible to unite and write in the name of someone who is not brought to you by NorthAm, Inc. we are stuck with religious bullies dressed up like Col. Sanders. And they control their vast flocks of pigeons chickens with empty promises that they'll somehow teach "those people" a lesson.
BLUE STATE SECESSION NOW! ;-)
Why, thank you!
I hope I can score this through an Interlibrary Loan. It sounds like it's right up my alley and I'm whatchamacallit, impecunious.
But what about us poor little atheists stuck down here in the south? Can we move in with you? :)
Naturally there will have to be an orderly exchange of populations. Good luck to us all!
Of course, we'll all be playing bocce with Botticelli before such an event comes to pass ...
Didja ever notice that often people are no damn good?
Can't vote for Romney or Obama. I'm going to vote 3rd party or not at all. I'm starting to lookup candidates. My first is Jill Stein. She is on the ballot in 40 states > http://www.jillstein.org/cnn_poll_shows_green_party_s_jill_stein_cl... .. Don't want to sit on the sidelines anymore. I think i can relate to Gary Johnson more. He's on the ballot in all states > http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/
I'm divided on Ron Paul. On some issues, I find he's the only politician I could not agree with more. On some issues, I could not disagree with him more.
I don't even understand Romney's platform. I feel he's all over the place. First, he showed a glimmer of leadership when he reinstated that campaign adviser who turned out to be gay. He was right that people should be judged by their capacity and not private issues. But then he attacked Obama on a bunch of private issues, and now chose Paul Ryan as his VP -- and Paul Ryan is a guy I could not stand behind.
Obama, on the other hand, was supposed to be the level-minded guy, except now he's attacking Romney on a bunch of irrelevant issues like Bain. I consider Romney's stint with Bain a fair success despite all the negative spin. I also feel Obama was somewhat of a pushover; he tried too hard to take the high road and politics is anything but honorable.
So I don't know. If I had to choose, it would be Obama. But I frankly couldn't give a shit about any of these guys.
I would seriously consider voting Green -- a friend is -- but I keep remembering the 2000 election and the Supreme Court. The Obama of 2008 was the first Presidential candidate since Kennedy that I wanted to vote for, instead of just against the other guy. But then Obama compromised all the way over to the Right, and adopted many of Bush II's worst policies. I'll vote for him, but without enthusiasm.