Friday, October 24, 2008

Time to Vote!

I hope everyone's registered to vote. If you're not, you've still got time, but there are only 10 days until we vote for the next President of the United States. Some people think this election is important, and I respect their view. But can we honestly vote for any given candidate when we don't fully understand our options?

Over the next 10 days, I'll be giving you the opportunity to learn about each of the 16 candidates on my ballot. Because there are more candidates than days until the election, I'll have to go with 2-a-days until next weekend, when I'll spent one day each on the two "major" party candidates. I will try to use the most up-to-date and authoritative sources possible, such as Wikipedia, wild, rumor-based internet sites, and opponent's claims (when available). Also, I won't cite sources.

On the first Monday before the first Tuesday of November, I hope to post a poll, which I encourage you to pick the candidate you'd most like to see in office for the next four years. I will use that poll to determine the candidate for whom I vote on November 4 (this is not true).

Your instructions regarding your "right to vote" are as follows:

1. Please read each post about each candidate (if you have time, they will be short. I'm trying to limit my posts to 300 words. this is the "literacy test" portion).
2. Please vote as if we did not have a two-party system, but instead enjoyed a multi-party system. Vote for the candidates and party to which you most strongly relate.
3. In that light, consider all inputs, including personal appearance, national origin and number of times the candidate has been to Alaska, which counts as foreign policy experience.

Happy voting.

1 comment:

Bryce said...

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy