Monday, September 24, 2007

VOTE SMART

i frequent a blog of someone i don't know. i check it at least once a week, sometimes more. something that she wrote a few months ago has been on my mind ever since. she wrote that she really wasn't into politics or any particular party, she just voted for whomever she thought was the best person for the job.
ahem, my rant will begin now...
this is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves. i have heard numerous people make this same comment. they want to vote for whomever has the best personality or is the most charismatic in a debate or an interview. those are good things to look for if you are a beauty pageant judge, but not if you are looking for someone to represent you in congress or someone that will become the leader of the free world.
i won't bore you with any of my political views; this isn't a rant to get you to vote a certain way. this is to encourage you to study up on political platforms before you vote. you don't have to agree with every single point of a party, that is nearly impossible, however, you should be able to find a party that best represents you. then, unless you absolutely find that person completely obnoxious, the candidate from that party is usually the one you should vote for. this, based on research and evidence, makes them the best person for the job. not just because they seemed nice in their interview on oprah or you like the TV show they used to have a recurring role on.
for more information, here are the websites of the two largest political parties in the US of A:
www.gop.com
www.democrats.org
good luck and godspeed

2 comments:

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

AMEN! Couldn't have said it better myself.

Paula said...

that is so funny because I want to become a better informed voter and about world news in general. Now that I watch the news I feel that for the next election I can make an educated decision. It also helps that Logan is really into politics and can answer my questions.