Had Enough of Obama?

January 20, 2009

Well I haven’t yet, but if you have:

American Idol is on tonight.

Lost is on tomorrow!

In 2000, I proudly wore my “I Voted” sticker out of the polls. Being 18 all kinds of things were new. I could buy porn, I could smoke, I could join the army, I was a real man!  Both my Mom and I were excited to take full advantage of the novelty of my adulthood as a voter.  Sorry, I voted for Bush.  In 2004 Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at the Republican Convention, that was enough to keep me happy with how things were. I didn’t vote for round 2, but if I did it would have been again for W.  At the time I was all into the Lord and in therefore in favor of any issues that Jesus would have liked.

I really had no business voting. At the time I worked part time, lived at home, the outcome wasn’t going to influence me very much either way. Is the “vote-cause-I-can” mentality OK?  Absolutely!  I had every right to make the worst decision ever and aid in wrecking peoples lives.  However, I do feel bad about it now.  I thought I was doing the right thing.  A responsible vote is very difficult thing to do. To make an intelligent unbiased vote you must; learn every issue, after making a decision- shield yourself from all campaigning, ignore the polls, don’t put a sign in your yard, don’t notice signs in other people’s yards. It’s not a very realistic expectation, so just do the best you can. The best anyone can do is be optimistic with your country and have fun voting.