February 06, 2008

McCain wins?

I wrote and published a post yesterday that has since disappeared. Iím really not sure what happened to it, but itís gone. Iím not going to try to re-write it as it was a lot of my venting anger and frustration at the current state of politics and voting in the US. The main gist of it was that I backed down and actually voted for one of the candidates that were still in the running. I voted for Romney, mainly because out of the four front runners I felt he was closest to what I want for our government. It didnít matter because Illinois went to McCain. For those of you that think that if you vote for a third party or Independent candidate that you are throwing your vote away, well the same can be said if you vote for the loser.

Any way I canít replicate what I was feeling when I wrote that post, so Iím not going to try. Mainly that is because I have a different anger and frustration today, McCain.

I can NOT believe that McCain is doing as well as he is. Letís face it; it looks like he is going to take the Republican nomination. He is the clear front runner and has a commanding lead over Romney and Huckabee. But since when is the Republican Party Liberal? Donít tell me itís not. If it really wasnít, McCain wouldnít be in the lead. Please, McCain, Clinton, Obama are all cut from the same material. There really is not that big a difference in on their platforms or positions.

The only thing I can figure out is that the sheeple of the US would rather see someone in the White House with an R next to their name, even if they truly donít uphold the party beliefs. I know, Iím not Republican, but I am financially conservative. I want lesser taxes, lesser government, secure borders and national defense. Socially Iím liberal, or as some people say, ďLibertarianĒ. I donít care about abortion, gay marriage or religion; I donít think the government really should be involved in those topics. Since I am more conservative I do look to the Republican Party more for politicians that I agree. How anyone that considers themselves a true conservative could vote for McCain is flabbergasting.

I will tell you this, if it does end up with McCain as the Republican candidate for president and there isnít a good independent candidate running, I probably will vote for Clinton or Obama. At least with them I know for sure what Iím getting. McCain will never, ever get my vote.

Posted by Contagion in Politics at February 6, 2008 12:39 PM | TrackBack

Yeah, from what I can tell McCain is basically a liberal but with strong military ties. Romney got my (losing) vote as well BTW. Not only did McCain win, he got nearly twice the votes that Romney (in 2nd place) got. So yes, it's pretty much a done deal that he is going to be the Republican nominee, unless he snaps and starts killing babies on national TV or something.
Clinton bugs the shit out of me and I don't see myself voting for her. Obama wouldn't piss me off as badly, but from what I gather he's one of the most liberal policied in the race, much more so than McCain, so unless something really eye-opening changes my mind in the future I'd more than likely end up breaking down and filling in the little circle next to McCain's name in November.

Posted by: Shadoglare at February 6, 2008 02:24 PM

Well, my friend 1st off if your looking for a canadate that will cut your taxes,make gov smaller,and stay out of your business; then I regete to inform you that Goldwater is DEAD!!!! The Republicrats haven't been conserves for a long time. And the Demacrites aren't anything to cheer about. One voted for the Patiot Act and the wire tappine bills. And the other one just doesn't show up every time there is a tough or politicaly damageing vote. But none of this matters because thanks to Little George, the Demegods could run a dog against the Republictards and win. Just some thouths from a frustrated American Working man.

Posted by: wil at February 6, 2008 05:32 PM

Shadoglare, I share your pain...I mean thoughts...no, I mean pain. I thought I would NEVER vote for Romney, yet I did yesterday (although Alabama went to Huckabee...too many Baptists here, I guess!). And I could never vote for Clinton. I'm going to have to keep repeating the words, "He was a POW for our country"...that's about the only thing that carries weight for me with McCain. I'm third generation military...and I hate to see where our country is going right now.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at February 6, 2008 05:40 PM

I don't care if McCain was a POW. Well, let me take that back. I appreciate all he did for the country and that owe him a debt for his time spent as a POW, but politically it doesn't mean a damn thing to me.

And Wil... SHUT UP! I know they don't exist, but you can at least let me pretend I'm going to find one.

Posted by: Contagion at February 6, 2008 06:35 PM

"For those of you that think that if you vote for a third party or Independent candidate that you are throwing your vote away, well the same can be said if you vote for the loser."

Amen, brother Amen.

And it's nice to see someone who gets it about voting in the general.

I am tired of people telling me I have to vote republican, tow the party line just because.

Screw that, I can't stomach McVain and I will never vote for him, ever. He wants to throw the entire auto industry under the bus.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at February 7, 2008 08:19 AM