Thursday, January 31, 2008

So which is it? Neither!

You Are 4% Democrat

If you have anything in common with the Democrat party, it's by sheer chance.
You're a staunch conservative, and nothing is going to change that!

You Are 16% Republican

If you have anything in common with the Republican party, it's by sheer chance.
You're a staunch liberal, and nothing is going to change that!
For my lunch break I decided to take 2 little quizzes. It all confirms what I already know about myself. I'm not a democrat or a republican. We received our primary ballots in the mail yesterday. There are a few major problems with these ballots. 1) If you vote democrat, it doesn't matter because the caucus will decide anyway. The primary has no value. If you vote republican, the caucus will give the primary voters 50% weight. So what would be the point of voting? 2) Ok here's the other reason not to vote on the primary ballot. You have to declare yourself to be democrat or republican.
HA! As if I would ever do that. Honestly could one party meet all the beliefs of each person, no. So why would I choose or should I choose a party? I am not nor will I ever be a democrat, or republican, or libertarian, or green party. I'll wait until the general election and do as I always do, vote on the candidate. Do I think they are a decent person? Can they think independently of their party and do what is best for the most people? My votes end up all over the place. Locally I know that my vote counts. We recently had a tie vote decided by coin toss. Nationally, my vote makes very little difference. Especially in the presedential race, but that's a completely different topic, and I'm sure my uncle (a retired government teacher) would tell you far more than I could ever understand on it. Although I did earn an A in his class.


jennifer said...

Hey TJ - Interesting and well thought out. What is also interesting is that with candidates jumping ship, because of Florida etc., there are people who don't even have the opportunity to vote for their candidate of choice. This actually hasn't bothered me. Enjoyed this post - Jennifer

TJ said...

Your point is exactly what Dana said! He refuses to declare a party also, so we'll just have to wait to vote.

Grandma Owie said...

I am so proud I raised 2 children who look at what the person stands for and not what letter is behind their name. That's my girl!

Art said...

I so agree with you on this! I lean "liberal" on a lot of issues but I really despise both parties. Vote for the person, not the party!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Oh, thank you, thank you! Someone else who thinks the way I do. I hate how the parties try to make candidates--and us--conform to a specific set of beliefs. I think that people who vote for a party rather than for a candidate are not using their brains!

Casii said...

Yep, at the end of the election, it'll come down to who I can get behind the most (or who I def don't want to vote for, sadly).

Nice post!