I currently feel that when I cast my vote during the next Presidential Election - that my choice will simply come down to "the lesser evil" so to speak. Its been some time since there was a candidate that I could really get behind 100%. Anyone else feel the same?
Lesser of 2 evils has been most common choice in the last forty years.
My opinion is that it is the loyal party voter that prevents better candidates from getting out to the public.
Both parties really control who their loyal party voters can choose to represent their party. And the choice of lesser of evils starts with the party candidate.
The loyal party voters don't demand better candidates from their party because they are so loyal they believe that the party knows best.
This has been proven wrong through the last forty years by just looking at the results, and remember that we got to this declining country today, because of the loyal party voters just voting for their party candidates, and not for the better candidates, or demanding a different set of candidates.
We will continue to decline as a country as long as we have the obedient party trained voters, and as long as the two political parties cannot cross the lines to make purple the color of choice we will continue to see the same dismal results from our elections.
Are the current presidential candidates really the best that both parties can submit to the voters?
I feel I am stuck choosing between someone who will cause this country to collapse because of too many hand outs and someone who will collapse this country due to their big mouth or proven history for bankrupting companies.
Thankfully we have time left for things to change. However I have to admit, I'd rather collapse the country with too much of taking care of people than not enough. So I've already picked my lesser of the evils if things don't change.
That is sad because you are extrapolating on Donald Trump, while the incumbent politicians have already bankrupted the country in 2008. There is no guessing with these politicians. Keeping things the same, means no change, is that what you want?
Trump is just like the rest, no different to me. The rest are equally bad, which I said in my first paragraph. No matter who I choose it is someone who will likely cause a collapse. I want change, don't see a candidate for it though.
How is Trump the same, he hasn't been in office, while the others have a track record in office.
None of the politicians are going to change anything for the people, that is what we have seen too date.
Same, as in crap. Loud mouth with 0 exper. dealing with other countries, bad experiences dealing with money, lack of respect for anyone who disagrees, he is no better option. Ben Carson better Rep. option than him, and all Dem cand with bankrupt us.
Hi there Cynthia.....Excellent question and I appreciate the way you have worded it. I do feel as you do and have for the past few elections. In 2012 in fact, I found myself with 2 disappointing choices. Simply choose not to exercise my right & obligation to vote OR vote for a candidate for the sheer point of NOT voting for the other. Despite the fact that I realize my sole vote made little if any difference, I vowed not to do that again.
Never in my voting history have I voted based on "party," rather always the PERSON.
This time in particular, I am at least comfortable enough to pay close attention to 2 or 3 individuals who "happen" to be Republicans. There is far too much time yet to have a single favorite I believe in.
I will add that even with a gun to my head, I could not be forced to vote for Bernie. He's a nice elderly gentleman, but so is my Uncle & my neighbor. Furthermore, the only position Hillary the Thug can assume is behind BARS. Her new PANTS SUIT should be black & white stripes with numbers across the chest, rather than a designer label under the collar. The woman is "evil" personified.
Should by chance, her cult followers (the blind, deaf,dumb & in denial uninformed) manage to hand her the White House, my home in Canada shall become a year-round residence. I'm fine in any case.
I am interested to follow the comments you'll receive here. Good luck.
I evaluate each candidate too.
Most people tend to vote by party agenda, social issues, and their pocketbook. Pro choice people rarely vote for pro life people or vice versa. Independents and swing states determine the outcome. I bet Hilary wins
Totally agree with a lot that you have said. I'm very liberal in a lot of ways, but when it comes time for voting, the whole picture has to be evaluated, not just tiny fractions. However they all look like bad choices to me.
Dash & peep.Great comments both of U. pro choice/life? I'm 100% pro life BUT I can't justify denying any woman her choice.(unless she's the minor dghtr I never had!) U bet Hilary wins? I bet UR right..damn it! Bad choices? Ur right too peeps! LO
Yes, Cynthia, I feel the same way. It seems that all the candidates do the same thing, just trash other people instead of saying how they can fix things. That's what I am looking for. A God fearing man would help too.
Well...that explains why so many people are getting behind a game show host right now. The best thing to do if you don't believe in the candidates is to not vote (vote of "no confidence"). That scares politicians more than anything. Otherwise, the Clinton option might be best for the country. I think Republicans would agree since they aren't taking this presidential election seriously.
What does Clinton have to offer, how to stonewall congressional inquiries, hide the truth. And have you seen how Hillary is doing the TV circuit to get free press.
Once again, the people didn't want her in 2008, and now it is too late for her.
The only answer if we want any real change is to stop voting for Democrats and Republicans. They are two heads of the same monster. The politicians put their party before us. The two parties are corrupt, and beholden to the special interests, banks and big corporations.
The whole system is corrupt yet we continue to enable it by voting for them. Remember, if you pick the lesser of two evils you are still picking evil.
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