Ok everyone, I need you help.
Over the last couple of election cycles I have protested my disdain for both political parties by voting for third party candidates. I think both the republicans and democrats are corrupt, neither have the moral high ground, and both sides are only in it for themselves and for power. I don’t think we are a representative democracy anymore.
So far, nothing has happened to change my mind.
On the one hand we have Pres. Obama. Unlike many of my friends, I think Obama is good guy, and a great family man. I even take him at his word that he is a Christian and not a muslim. My problem with Pres. Obama has to do with his policies, especially his foreign policies. So, I can’t vote for him.
On the other hand we have Gov. Mitt Romney. I don’t think Gov. Romney has been honest with us about how he really feels about things. He seems to change his mind based on polls and doesn’t seem to have very many core convictions. Furthermore, I really don’t think there is a lot of difference between Romney and Obama. Plus, Romney is a practicing Mormon, while that may not be a deal breaker, it does give me pause. His faith doesn’t align with mine at all.
Added to the equation is my pessimism that it really doesn’t matter who is in the White House, nothing will get done because the “other party” will not let anything get done. I thought Pres. Bush was treated unfairly, but how he was treated pales in comparison to how Pres. Obama has been treated. On several occasions I have been ashamed of what I hear my fellow Christians say about Pres. Obama. Some of the caricatures and cartoons and sayings I have seen on facebook are nothing short of racist.
So, here is my problem, I would rather not cast a protest vote this year, but I really don’t see how I have much of a choice. I would like to vote for something instead of against something, but I just don’t see how I can.
Can you help me?
What do you think?
Convince me as to why I should vote for either Obama or Romney.
Or, should I stick to my convictions and cast another protest vote?