spectating participant

November 7, 2006

Damned Choices

Filed under: life — suzanne henderson @ 3:10 pm

I hate elections and I hate having to choose between candidates that are mixed bags of good and bad attributes. I want to vote on issues and not have to select which issues I have to compromise on in order to make a choice. Sigh. I’ve taken several hours today to further verify my selections before heading to the polls and it seems like an almost waste of time because I can’t say that I want either candidates to take office – most of them drown their few redeeming qualities in negative track records and opinions on other issues I care about. I guess I don’t understand how so many people feel so confident about their selections – are they just politically aligned with the dominant pedagogy of one party or another, or are they simply participating so that they can feel entitled to bitch about the government?