Thursday, June 26, 2008


I was running some errands and listening to the radio the other morning. The group on the radio was talking about what really gets them pumped up, and one of the guys said politics.

He then proceeded to talk about how he isn't going to vote this coming fall because his candidate isn't one of the presidential nominees. He was talking about Mitt Romney, and this guy just happens to be Mormon. He then went on to say, well, he might vote if McCain picks him as his running mate. Now, there is nothing against his religion, but it really drives me mad that people actually think this way.

So are all the people that voted for Hillary in the primary not going to vote because Obama is the democratic nominee? This is just absurd...isn't this what living in the US is all about, exercising your right to vote? Or are you saying that because you have the right, then you can choose not to vote. Even if YOUR candidate isn't the nominee, everyone should vote for the direction you want the country to go. more politics.


Anonymous said...

I am a firm believer in that if you don't vote you don't get to complain. :)

Anonymous said...

I second that!

Alili said...

I agree. "My" candidate isn't in the running anymore, but that doesn't mean I am sitting home on election day!

Tyler Jorgenson said...

Hey Laurie. I don't agree with what that unnamed radio personality said. I do share his religion but I don't share the same enthusiasm for Romney. I do believe Romney was a good candidate, perhaps better than McCain, but neither of them were 'my guy'.

My only question is what do you do if neither candidate will push the country in the direction you want it to go? Is voting for somebody because they are the 'lesser of two evils' really the spirit of America?

That radio guy is very passionate about certain ideas and sometimes too much passion can blind us from the greater vision.

There's a lot to say here... but I get you Laurie... rock the vote.