Do you find it hard to not choose a side? Or is it easier to fluctuate inside of the political arena since there are so many more options? Or is it difficult because as a moderate, there aren't enough options?
Good question. What I dislike is the assumptions people put on you, I'm a moderate leaning liberal and I listen to both sides and do not always agree with my party. I won't support liberals just for the sake of loyalty. I do however lean more liberal when it comes to civil rights. I also don't think there are enough options for moderates. You either have to decide one or the other, and that's not how I like to play.
Answer by parrishsky at 4:50 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 4:56 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
At times I think it would be much easier to not be moderate, it would be easier to find a party to represent you. I am a fiscal conservative / social moderate so it's harder for me to find someone that represents me that actually has a chance in hell of winning. So I can either prioritize my ideals and choose that way and feel like I am selling out on my other ideals that don't align, or I can be principled and vote for someone that I know won't win and in effect split the vote and possibly aid in the election of someone I completely disagree with. Neither feel like good choices and makes me feel more and more like nobody actually represents me.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:03 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 7:42 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
Unfortunately, if I subscribe to the conservative republican ideals, I have to put my social moderate on the back burner. In the fiscal condition we are in as a nation, it's easier for me to do that, but I am not completely convinced that Republican leadership will bring about real fiscal conservative principles. It seems sometimes like it's just another set of gypsies storming the fort. There are a few that I am watching, so time will tell.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:49 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 9:57 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 12:04 AM on Jul. 15, 2010