I am voting in the republican primary, because I feel like having at least a marginal say in this race.
voting for ron paul because the rest of them tweak me somthing serious, i have less issues about him than the rest of them. I'd have loved to just put a collar on bachmann and zap her each time she said somthing that was completely historically wrong. buuuut she'd be dead and Palin'd be smoldering ashes now.
history buff, in depth study of history... I wanted to punch her...
I decided to stop being pessimistic and try and do somthing. first time I voted i voted for obama and my family all acted like i'd doomed the country by not voting for Mccain who they'd all voted for in each election, he seemed a brilliant canidate, and I liked his ideas.
then he tapped Palin as Vp, and I swung in the other direction.
I'm voting for Ron Paul in the primary because he's not a moron, he is the closest to moderate, and thank god. i know where he stands and what I disagree with.
also of all the canidates who were asked "would you put an amendment in the constitution banning gay marrage?" he said "no I would not" everyone else signed pledges. i know he probably said that because he thinks that's not a constutional issue, but a state one, but it made me smile
of my predicted losers... not on facts but how people seem to feel about them.
Newt comes off after his namesake, a bit slimy, and loves playing in the mud, he gives everybody who didn't vote for Regan the willies.
Bachmann was insanely right wing, harkening back to the days of "commies, pinkos, and liberals" being put on trial, and had no concept of history. boot to da head.
Herman Cain had chrisma and busness sense but didn't know jack squat about polics, he always seemed lecherious to me, and i was right.
Ron paul is a constutionalist, and stern, he comes off as somthing of a grandfather who doesn't tow the party line. that's why he's popular, but being so far from the party leadership's "Stated Values" is handicapping as it is liberating.
Perry makes me and a lot of people look sideways at him and I don't know where he stands.
Rick seems energetic, but a lot of people don't know about mormons and thus will steryotype him.
Rommny looks like the GOP posterboy, and will probably clinch it but he loves big biz too much, and his tenure as governer was good for texas, his work as a CEO was terrible for everyone. buying up smaller companies and dismantling them for a profit, and shipping jobs overseas, and a wooden persionality on par with al-gore will kick him in the balls repitidly.
Then we have the prez, lets face it folks, Obama has lost that "new president shine" and the far right is rabid out to get him for anything and everything. he also has a track record now, and they are going to slap him with the "Obamacare" label as much as possable. However they cannot attack his persional life, which , and while he's floudered at home his international gains are nothing to scoff at. not to mention after eight years of bush failing to do so and vast expendatures of money, blood, and two wars, Obama had Bin Ladin killed with good intelligence and a covert seals team. that is bound to come up especally with military voters.
Obama is most likely going to get my vote for president. maybe with people not expecting change overnight and getting pissed off, something might get done, and people might be willing to start talking to each other a bit. not to mention the international relations have improved greatly, and we got bin ladin.
feels good to get this off my chest.