Tuesday, November 04, 2008
In 2004, I convinced my Mom to vote for the first time in years. She ended up voting for George W. Bush, and while part of me despaired at the fact that I had caused Bush to gain one more vote, the other part of me was proud that my Mom voted at all.
Today is Election Day, and I think that you should vote. Naturally, I would prefer that you voted for Barack Obama, because I think he is the best candidate, but in the end, I just want you to vote for whoever you think will do the best job. Think about it - if everyone voted, and voted with their hearts, then the winner of the election would reflect the will of the people. I can get on board with that, even if I don't agree with it. But if people stay home, don't care, are apathetic, lazy, forgetful - well, then the election is not a true reflection of our collection needs and hopes and dreams. And that's fucked up.
So vote! If you hate both the candidates, vote for a third party! And if you love me, then vote for Barack Obama.