I don’t want Clinton or Trump to win. Whether democrat or republican we have the choice between a “conlady” or a self-important windbag. I usually vote republican but this election cycle puts me in a position to deprive both parties of my vote for POTUS. Knowing what I know, my conscience won’t let me do otherwise.
I will probably vote Libertarian this time. I know that is a somewhat meaningless vote but it enables me to not only vote but, at the same time, make a statement. OK, I know it is a statement that is worth less than a hill of beans.
For reasons made known in previous posts (you do read all my posts don’t you?) I cannot, in good faith, vote for either candidate.
I used to think, “All right, vote them in and everyone will see how inept they really are.” But when Barack Obama was reelected I had to ditch that idea. I will continue to do my duty as a citizen as best I can but I will not violate my conscience.
Several comments regarding my last post were from people disgusted with Trump but will vote for him because he is “better than Clinton.” It is “the lesser of two evils” argument. But if I vote for Trump am I not still choosing evil even though a lesser one? What a dilemma!
Ultimately, American voters will decide who wins. Based on past elections, I am not optimistic. I will, however, continue living with the results of elections even though I may disagree with them. I just hope for a more informed and moral electorate in the future. But, I ain’t holdin’ my breath.