Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I Voted

What a bizarre feeling, going into the voting booth knowing that my vote might actually matter. Anyway, I spent a lot of time yesterday afternoon and evening thinking about who to vote for, talking to people with opinions and insight that I value, even going so far as to read some campaign literature. In the end, just as I suggested I would, I based my decision primarily on who I thought had the best chance to be elected in November. I factored in which candidate I thought would cause more people to either stay home or defect, which candidate I thought would attract more independent voters, and which candidate I thought would bring more new voters to the polls. To this mix, I added my concerns about how electoral turnout in the fall might impact gubernatorial and Congressional races. Finally, I thought back upon a few of the issues that have been discussed (the gas tax moratorium, for example) and some of the ways that the campaigns have been run.

After considering all of this, I decided to vote for Barack Obama.


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At Tuesday, May 06, 2008 11:47:00 AM , Blogger Charles said...

Thanks for sharing, Mike.

I have yet to "officially" endorse, but anyone who follows my blog (or should I say, the person who follows my blog) should be able to tell which way I'm leaning.

That said, given all the factors you cited (the gas tax holiday, how the campaigns have been run), it's becoming increasingly difficult for me to understand how people are still supporting Hillary Clinton.


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