Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Vote!

I did. You?

Under no circumstance was I about to vote for Meg Whitman, despite the (R) next to her name. Her history with eBay, a notoriously anti-gun company, coupled with the fact that Arnold has shown me that a Republican governor in this state is next to useless when faced with a permanent Democratic majority in the state capitol was more than enough reason to vote against her.
The threat of veto is about the only power a Republican governor has in this state, and I'm sick of seeing my gun rights being tossed out as bargaining chips to gain concessions on the governor's pet projects. I'm convinced that Whitman would be even more enthusiastic in this regard than Arnold was, given that gun owners in this state are either such a small minority as to not be worth pandering to, or taken for granted as a solid (R) vote.
I couldn't, however, bring myself to vote for Brown, despite his gun-friendly tenure as state AG and the amicus brief he filed in favor of the 2A on behalf of this state (on his own initiative, no less), because the guy has been saying some crazy scary things lately, any time he's near a mike.
I voted for Dale Ogden, the Libertarian candidate, which better suited my conscience. Yes, he has no chance of a win, but he was the most deserving of my precious vote... And if a vote for Ogden means a vote for Brown, well, all the better, because I would prefer the Democrats be at the wheel when this bus hurtles off the cliff.

4 comments:

Christina LMT said...

Annnnd, you're back! Most excellent. :)

I also voted mostly Libertarian, even if the candidates don't stand a snowball's chance in hell of winning. My conscience wouldn't let me do otherwise.

Kevin said...

Why, thanks!
Yep, my friends tell me I'm wasting my vote, but I don't see it that way. I don't have to pick the lesser of two evils if there is someone on the ballot who's values align more closely with mine - and I don't consider that a wasted vote at all.

FHB said...

Voted libertarian for gov. here in TX., but the haircut won again. Knew he would. Things get weird enough for ya out there, just move to Texas. Gun rights are pretty well protected here.

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