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Am I the only one who does not want to vote this year?

I don't want to vote this year, I don't like Obama and I don't like Romney.
Am I the only one that feels this way?

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leksismommy

Asked by leksismommy at 12:39 AM on May. 11, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I voting in the WI recall next month and will vote in November. I feel guilty when I miss an election.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:41 AM on May. 11, 2012

  • I am not excited about voting but I know it's something I need to do. Not just for President but local positions as well.
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:46 AM on May. 11, 2012

  • I love voting but our voting location changed so now I don't know.
    FreeForAll

    Answer by FreeForAll at 1:03 AM on May. 11, 2012

  • I already voted this week, but no, I wasn't happy about it. I was even unhappier to find out that our voting district was gerrymandered. I was thrilled with my previous congressman, but he was scandaled out of office (sex scandal, not job related). His replacement is an idiot, but the fetus running against him was an even bigger idiot and a trust fund baby, so I held my nose and voted for the first idiot anyway. I went in expecting to hold my nose again, only to find we've been scooped into a neighboring Dem heavy district (with the idea that all the R's will flip it to an R district).

    I like the leading Pub candidate there. However, I also like the Dem incumbent. They're actually quite similar - he's a fiscally conservative dem and she's a fiscally conservative pub. Pitting them against each other is a disservice to our state. We'd be better off if he stayed an incumbent and she moved one district over.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:43 AM on May. 11, 2012

  • You are probably not the only one who feels that way. I'm sure there are others.
    tinamatt

    Answer by tinamatt at 5:03 AM on May. 11, 2012

  • I know how you feel. I'm outside the US and I feel like the options aren't worth the trip to the embassy, ugh.
    But I still may do it.

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 7:33 AM on May. 11, 2012

  • Everyone needs to vote this year. Moreso than any other year.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 7:49 AM on May. 11, 2012

  • It's the worst election choice I've had since I started voting in the Nixon/Carter election. I have never felt so badly about it. For the first time ever abstaining from the presidential aspect seems viable
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 8:20 AM on May. 11, 2012

  • One of these men is going to be the next President of the United States, and there are some pretty significant differences between the positions of them on several very important issues. Dig deeply into those issues and discover which one lines up best with your own philosophy and vote for that person. Hint: you will have to go somewhere besides the mainstream news media to make this discovery.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:21 AM on May. 11, 2012

  • No, you're not the only one. I feel that way, too, maybe moreso because I live in IL and know the state will go to Obama regardless of my vote. But I will go to the polls anyway. There is more at stake this year than there has been in a long time. And there are other races besides the presidential one that must be voted on. Those matter, too, in some ways, just as much or more than the presidential race.

    So, research all the races on your ballot and all the other stuff, too (propositions, amendments, etc.). Vote for what you think is best for your city, county, state, country. Don't throw in the towel over one race, even if it's the race getting the most publicity. It's both our right and our responsibility to vote for our elected officials. They work for us. We need to do our part to choose good employees.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 8:22 AM on May. 11, 2012

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