What are your thoughts about tomorrow’s election in the United States?
Let me start off by saying that I have already voted. I have been a fan of Early Voting for the last few Presidential elections. It started when I was unable to vote one year due to incredibly long lines, and that night was a family dinner night for a family member’s birthday. All of my other family members had participated in Early Voting. Lesson learned!
I highly dislike discussing politics with anyone, with the occasional exception of my husband. I admittedly do not follow news and politics closely, therefore I never feel very confident that I know enough to bring much to the discussion. Also, it seems that most political discussions end up being more about one person trying to convince the other that their beliefs are the right one and often shaming others who don’t agree. This always seems worse in the 3-6 months before a Presidential election, and it gets so ugly. I try to refrain from making political statements or remarks among friends and social media, but every once in a while I regrettably slip up.
With all that said, I do believe in exercising your right to vote. It doesn’t matter if the candidate you feel is best is the one your parents, spouse, friends, enemies support. It’s your decision! It’s also your decision to share who you voted for, as well. I didn’t share my 2008 Presidential choice with anyone until just recently when I slipped up and told my husband. I have told a few people this time around who I voted for but mostly I’ve kept it to myself.
I think the whole election process needs an overhaul. Do we really need a dual party system? Shouldn’t we take a serious look at those other non-Republican/Democrat candidates? Don’t even get me started on the Electoral College!
Do you vote? Are you in favor of the same candidate as most of the people you’re around most often?During the month of November, I am participating in the National Blog Posting Month, also known as NaBloPoMo, hosted by BlogHer. Most likely I am following these suggested prompts, but I might just get crazy and change things up every once in a while. I’m one wild and crazy gal!