Monday, October 13, 2008

It's Almost Election Time!

Well, it's been a long, long campaign, but it's almost over (thank goodness), but have you REALLY decided who you are going to vote for? I found that even this close to the election, I still hadn't made up my mind on who I want for President after my previous choice dropped out of the race. So, I did a little research and found some websites that really helped me to make my final choice with confidence.

First of all, are you really sure about the political party you want to vote for? I thought I was until I took this quiz at VoteMatch Quiz. I had been a lifelong Democrat until I took this quiz and learned that this year is different, McCain's proposals are closer to what I believe would be best for me and my family. I was surprised to say the least.

I admit, I never really warmed up to Obama after Clinton bowed out of the race, but I would vote for him as a Democrat if I had to. Now, I don't. If I remember right from my Political Science class, much of what he is proposing to do as President, is socialist. Like Health Care for everyone (or else), isn't that like Canada's Socialized Medicine Program? And I had to add or else because if you don't get Health Care for your children, then you get fined, how much, who knows, except Obama.

But, like I said, I was going to vote for him as a faithfull Democrat, but after I took the quiz it showed that I was actually leaning more heavily toward the new Republican platform and McCain instead of Obama. To be honest, McCain is a moderate conservative and Obama is a conservative liberal, which are pretty much the same thing. So, I think that's why I was having such a hard time deciding who would be the best candidate for me and my family.

It's been a tough campaign for everyone, especially for the voters, and I'm so glad it's almost over. But if you find you're having a difficult time deciding who you should vote for, research, research, research. That's what finally made my decision an easy one. Not only did I do the quiz mentioned above, but I went to each parties website and checked out their platform. That's where you really find out what ALL Democrats and ALL Republicans are going to try to get passed in the next four years, if they are elected. The following links will take you to the respective platforms so you can do the research you need to help you make your final decision.

Republican Party Platform

Democratic Party Platform

Now it's up to you. I urge you to block out all the media hype, wipe off all the gunk from the mud slinging and take some time to really check out what each candidate wants to accomplish as President. I don't want you to take my word for it, I'm just an example of a voter who, after digging a little deeper and doing some research, found out she wasn't what she thought she was.

1 comment:

MaBunny said...

Not sure who I'm voting for yet.. grr, too aggravating, lol;) Glad to hear that nathans team is doing great! miss you, will write more later!

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