November 07, 2006

Contagion for Governor

Tonight after work I went out and did my civic duty and voted. Of course we had a dogís dinner choice for some of the positions. Now I know many people scoff at me for this, but being an Independent, I didnít feel the need to vote for either party in certain races. Thus I did the only other thing I could, I wrote in people I felt would do a better job.

For Governor of Illinois: Myself. Hell, whatís the worst I could do? Looking at the choices, I figured I couldnít screw things up much worse then either of them can or have.

For Congress: I wrote in General John Borling. I donít agree with all of his platforms, but I agree with him on more then the other two. Plus I agree with his stance that both the Republicans and Democrats are out for themselves. In this race Iíd just love to see him actually place high enough to send a loud message to both parties in this state. According to a radio interview I heard a Republican or Democrat needs 600 signatures to get on the ballot, other parties need 900, however an Independent needs 16,000. Instead of wasting money and time he decided to run a write in-campaign. I may be off on the number of votes as it was two weeks ago I heard the interview, but it was some ridiculous larger number of signatures he would need.

For Illinois General Assembly: I wrote in Ktreva. The incumbent, Chuck Jefferson, ran unopposed and I donít agree with the man on nearly every point of his politics. Thus it was either write someone in or donít vote for that race at all.

For the School Superintendent: I wrote in my buddy Wes. Iíd like to see him in charge of the schools. It could get interesting. Again there was only one name on the ballot, and I didnít like the choice.

So there you have it people. If you donít like the candidates you can write people in. Is it throwing your vote away? Yea, it probably is. However, if enough people do it, maybe it will send up a red warning flag that we want real candidates and not the idiots that are being put forth in their place.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at November 7, 2006 07:09 PM | TrackBack

You voted... that's the important thing. But I do like your choices. I think you'd make a spendid governor... not just "do better" than the two pretty lame choices. You'd rock! You should've campaigned on your blog. :-)

Posted by: Teresa at November 7, 2006 07:23 PM

Heh. Me, School Superintendent....

My acceptance speech would start out something like, "I won?? What the hell were *you* thinkin'?! I didn't even know I was running!"

It would make for some fun though.... :-)

Posted by: Wes at November 7, 2006 07:59 PM

Nahhh, he needs to shoot for president so he can recess appoint me as ambassador to the UN :)

Posted by: Graumagus at November 8, 2006 01:22 AM

Obviously you're not in NC. I wrote myself in for Soil and Water Commissioner, but they throw out write-ins here.

Posted by: Ogre at November 8, 2006 09:43 AM