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Thinking of not voting?



Published: Mon, November 5, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Thinking of not voting?

If you are thinking about not voting this year because you are not happy with the choices for president, please read this.

If you are a Democrat, maybe you are not happy with Obama. He has not closed Guantanamo like he promised. He has not completely fixed the economy; it is still struggling. Plus, we are still in Afghanistan. Those are valid complaints.

If you are a Republican, maybe you are not happy with Romney. Did you not like the comment he made that implied that 47 percent of the population are free-loaders? Maybe you do not like him hiding money from taxation by having accounts in the Cayman Islands. Romney had a line on his income tax form that showed he had $77,000 in expenses relating to having horses that compete in the Olympics. How can someone with expenses like that relate to what the middle-class is currently experiencing? OK, these are valid points.

My point is that if you feel unhappy with your choices, you still need to vote, even if it is a vote for the “lesser of the evils.” By not voting you are helping whoever you consider the greater evil get elected. If you do not vote and the person you consider the greater evil gets elected, you have no right to ever complain because you helped him get elected.

Dave Hernstrom, Canfield


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1chuck_carney(499 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Real change will begin shortly.

Vote for love of Nation, not out of revenge

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2SeriouslyNow(192 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Dave,
Well said - I could not agree more.

In fact I'd even say that those who don't vote are "free-loaders" (but in a different sense of the phrase).

DON'T VOTE ---- DON'T COMPLAIN

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3palmer16121(111 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Dave, I 100% agree. While Obama hasn't kept some promises (what politcian hasnt?) it's a sin to think sitting at home would do you any good. I am glad I registered at 19, and continued to vote. I only missed one primary, and the 2010 general. So I won't be making that mistake ever again. Also, to add to your point, voting is a right. USE IT!

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4Ianacek(856 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

For those who don't believe there is really much difference between Romney & Obama , there IS a third choice

http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

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