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Election is a choice between two evils


By Blane Singletary
Posted on October 18, 2012 | Columns,Opinion | Comments Off on Election is a choice between two evils

If there’s one thing I have to say about both the Republican and the Democratic candidate in this election, it is that both of them are equally… dreadful.

We’ve seen in the debates in recent weeks that both of them have no desire to work together. They talked over each other, and the debate moderator, and spent more time arguing one miniscule point than covering the issues that voters would like to hear about.

Campaigning has been more focused on attacking the other, sometimes on some of the most trivial aspects (see Big Bird), rather than saying what they could do to make this nation better.

Many people I’ve talked to share my strong discontent with both leading candidates and say that they’re voting for one because it is the “lesser of two evils.” This is not a smart way to vote.

I did my research, and looked over all of the candidate’s platforms, not just Democratic and Republican, and found that I align most with Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate.

For the most part, I agree on his plans for the future of energy production, the economy and his ideas about how involved the U.S. should be in foreign affairs. In short, he’s the first person in this election I can feel good about voting for.

While it is unlikely that Johnson will win this election, it is very possible that he will at least send a message this November: America should not be limited to two choices.

I encourage everyone to do their own research and find the candidate they can truly feel good about voting for as well.

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