LoneWolf wrote:Funny...sad and funny, really.
Sad that moderates can no longer get a party nomination for high office anymore.
I'm still writing in McCain/Feingold for 2004. At least I can say I didn't vote for Bush or Kerry.
Seriously though, why throw away your vote like that? You know for sure McCain himself knows he can't do anything. Like it or not, this is a two party country... and those two couldn't be more opposite.
Actually, McCain and Feingold have cooperated on plenty of legislation, and one tends to forget, there are a lot of moderates in each party, problem being that a GOP or Dem. party would never choose a moderate as a presidential candidate, because they weren't leaning enough to the right or the left.
As for "throwing away my vote", some would believe that voting for a candidate with no chance of winning would be doing that. However, I believe that the true throwing away of my vote would be to vote for values I don't believe in. I will never believe in Kerry...and Bush is only the slightly lesser of two evils, IMO. Both of them compromise major values of mine, though in different areas. I haven't analyzed Nader enough to decide I'd vote for him. The candidates I've looked at have so far failed in the primaries of the past few elections:
I want someone elected who will do his (or her) best to do what he/she believes is right, and is grounded in the desires of the average citizen. Yes, I know that's nigh on impossible, but I had hopes that the three above would be more likely. Neither Bush, nor Kerry, IMO, are looking out for the interests of the American people...and I find that very sad.