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Saturday, February 11, 2012

For Whom I’m Voting

I don’t like talking politics, but it’s no surprise that I’m Republican, right?  So my Dem friends aren’t going to hate me all of the sudden if I talk about it a little, are you?  The main reason I don’t like talking politics is because I’m not as informed as I’d like to be (busy, you know – three kids and all – no energy for the stress of it all). 

So here’s my deal.  I’m a little worried about this upcoming election.  I don’t think that any of the Republican candidates are just awesome.  So without talking about issues (because I hate debate I’m a chicken), I thought I’d give you my non-intellectual, half-informed OPINION/FEELING on each of them, which, if you think about it, is kind of like most Americans – God help us all (and if/when you comment on it, don’t be surprised if I don’t comment back because I hate debate I’m a chicken):

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Romney -  When I look at him I get that slimy politician feeling.  He seems like he’d say whatever it took to get elected, and I just can’t trust a guy like that. 

Gingrich – I thought I liked him because he’s so smart, but darn it to heck if he isn’t just so dang arrogant.  He’s a bit too smug, and that won’t win an election.

Santorum – Gosh, I wish I liked him.  I’m sure he’s fine, and he’s good on the issues and whatnot, but whoa, he’s a bit nerdy.  And that’s fine; you don’t have to be all cool to be president, but his nerdiness makes me question his confidence and ability to take charge.  He doesn’t elicit confidence from me in him. 

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Ron Paul – I’m coming out of the libertarian closet on this one.  I like him.  I do.  He’s the only one that I feel has a vision for a better America.  When he talks I can tell that he really believes in the Constitution and will make hard decisions to uphold it.  So I’m going to vote for him in the primary , even though it probably won’t matter.  I do want to send a message, however, that our generation is done with slimy politicians, and we just want back to the basics. 

I know that Ron Paul will not win the primaries, and I will still vote Republican in the election, but I sure hope things change in politics in the next generation.  Anyway, okay, I’m done talking about politics now.  If you want to read more about Ron Paul, I think my bil is his biggest fan over at Trunks and Asses (get it?).  And he actually has like real information, not feelings.  Smile with tongue out

13 comments :

  1. Santorum is my favorite choice. I don't think he'll make the GOP but I do hope that he ends up involved in some office. I have a feeling Romney is going to get Republican primary and I'm not sure exactly how I feel about that except that I would choose Romney over Obama anyday. No political debates here either because I can't say I'm entirely informed on politics as well.

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    1. I know, I agree that Romney will probably take it, but I'm only voting against Obama, not for Romney. Kinda sucks, but it is what it is.

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  2. I disagree but I'm happy to hear that you're voting for someone different than me. I love you!

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  3. Michael, Agree with your wife! She is spot on about this.

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  4. I agree with the "anonymous". (it was me)
    I think the reason that the <40 yr old crowd flocks to Ron Paul is because no other candidate in the race is talking seriously about cutting anything. The candidates and our current president are only talking about reducing the rate of increase of debt. It will be us (generation Y and X) in our retirement years and our children and their children that are left to face the burden of tens (100?) of trillions of dollars of debt and a seriously devalued and potentially worthless currency.

    Great post Annie and not just because you and I agree!

    Now...If we can just get my mother on board.

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  5. Great post... and maybe because I've long been a Ron Paul fan. He's pretty clear cut. Black & white. And will tell it to ya straight. Overall, the party system is failing. :(

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    1. I agree - sadly the party system doesn't seem like it will get any better, only worse.

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  6. I'm a Ron Paul fan too. The more I read about him and listen to him talk, the more his views just make sense. And it's interesting to see how the liberal media just ignores him. That only makes me like him more.

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    1. I know!!! And I seriously didn't even know how many friends were RP supporters til now. I guess I have a missions now. ;)

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  7. Aunt Susie is a independent voter. It is easier not to have a party affiliation because democrats and republicans will both just say what will get them elected. I go for the candidate, but I agree, why is there no one out there in either parties you just know is the man/woman who can get the job done.

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  8. I agree with Aunt Susie. I think that both parties are 2 heads of the same beast. If RP is still running by the time we get a vote However he is the lesser of 2 evilshere in TX, I may go for him.however I do not like his foreign policy.

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  9. I'm with you on this one Annie. I am definitely voting against Obama. I nearly always vote Republican but I don't think any of the Republicans currently in the race can/will beat Obama. That seriously bums me out.

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