The Final Tally
Well, now that it is all said and done, I've voted for:
1 Green Party Guy
4 Non Partistans (several of them you had no choice)
1 Tax increase
1 Tax decrease
I hope you've all gone out and voted!
The general principle I use is:
-> If a candidate has something they make their main campaign promise that I strongly agree with, I vote for them.
-> If a candidate has something they make their main campaign promise that I strongly disagree with, I vote AGAINST them. (In this case, I vote for whatever opponent is most likely to win - as is the case, for instance, with Kerry).
--> If don't particularly like one candidate or the other (of the Rep and Demo) then I vote Libertarian. (This is the case when neither mainstream candidate is making a big issue out of something I care about. The Libertarian problably won't win, but at least I'm making a stand by siding with a cause that I pretty much agree with, namely, "get the Government out of our lives thank you very much.")
--> The one case where I voted for Green Party it was becuase both the Republican and Democrat candidates were boring, and the Libertarian was a complete nut-case, so I voted green.
Thank God we live in a country where we are free to vote for any candidate of any party.
God Bless America!