- Posted November 4, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Obama makes history
A Coin Toss Decided My Vote
I decided to decide to vote a very uncoventional way this year. I don't exactly like either candidate so I feel that I'm voting for the lesser evil. But, who is the lesser evil? I want our troops home ASAP from the Middle East & so does Obama... But, I realize that the area is unstable & that our troops need support & need to stay- which is what McCain wants. I am pro-choice, so is Obama. I am against vouchers for education, McCain is for them. Obama is a baby in politics, McCain is a veteran. I don't feel comfortable that if something happens to McCain that Palin is capable of running the whitehouse & don't feel I know enough about Joe Biden should something happen to Obama. I don't want to vote for a candidate simply because we agree on 1 issue. I want a candidate that shares many issues with me & I don't feel neither did. And it's not just "my issues", it's those of close friends & family. They have the same questions & bewilderments. Will experience hurt or help America? That is a tough one.
Anyway, my election decision was to flip a coin because I can't confidently vote for either candidate. Watch the video for the result. I have to wonder how many people are going to the polls today with the same intrepidation as I? I wonder how many people are going to the polls today & voting solely based on what race the candidate is or is not? I wonder how many people feel as sick to their stomach as I am about the state this country is in but doesn't feel confident that either candidate will be able to do what is needed?
My coin toss: Heads- Obama, Tails- McCain. The result: Heads- Obama. I will pray & go to the polls & vote like I said I would. God Bless America on this election day.
Update: After my video was posted, I began receiving many nasty comments that called into question my IQ, among other things. First of all, I did get out & vote. I voted to support my local candidtates. I was leaning toward Obama anyway so the coin toss was sort of a "joke". I don't appologize for it, but I think it was misunderstood. I studied the candidates & the issues. I didn't want to vote on 1 issue. I wanted a candidate that met more criteria than that & to me, neither did.
The point I was making is that this election was a toss up as to who will do better for this country: McCain or Obama, Palin or Biden (because we have to consider that they are in line for the presidency) Only time will tell. No need to be nasty about it people. I take my right to vote very seriously. I realize that people died for our country so that we could have the freedom to vote. I'm just being honest that I didn't care for either candidate. I didn't stay @ home, I didn't vote for a 3rd party candidate. I supported my elections locally. Is the fact that I chose to flip a coin sad? Yes, it is, as a matter of a fact. It's sad that I don't feel represented with either candidate & it's sad that I'm not the only one who feels this way. I hope that whoever wins this presidency can help get America out of the moral & financial disaster that it's in right now.