So, let it be known that I am a person that leans to the conservative type of thinking. No, I am not a hard core Right-wing wacko. But by those same means, I am also not a far-left liberal socialist either. I will simply vote for a candidate that meets my beliefs the closest and has a chance of doing something about it.
How do I pick my candidates? Easy. Negative campaigning. How else are we going to learn about the bad things the candidates have done? For example, I have learned that every candidate has voted to raise taxes. Hundreds of times! Some candidates want to hurt our children. Other Candidates are seeking out to destroy the environment. Candidates want to hurt the middle class, pad the pockets of big corporations, destroy health care, and take away our right to a comfortable retirement. We simply would not of known these things without those ads that have been running. I have learned a LOT!
Presidential picks. I am currently leaning towards my old addage "Don't blame me, I didn't vote". I don't like either of the candidates. How on earth do we get down to these candidates out of 300 million citizens in the US? I don't get it.
And how about the Oregon Ballot measures? Measure 57 and 61 actually address essentially the same thing but have different outcomes. 57 stiffens penalties for certain crimes while 61 imposes mandatory sentencing. Both measures cannot exist together so here is what they did. IF both measures pass, the one with the most votes will go into effect. Confusing for Joe the Plumber on Mainstreet? You Betcha.
I leave you all with what I found a hillarious rap by Amy P on SNL.