Like the last two elections before, the Republicans are hoping that common sense is in short supply when Americans stoll into the voting booth in 2008. They are hoping that enough democrats waste their votes on candidates such as Ron Paul, that the republicans can again steal another election. Back in 2000 and 2004, a large group of people voted their “conscience” rather than for the good of the country and consequently we find ourselves 7 years into possibly the most disheartening presidency in history.
Had no one voted for the third party candidate (Nader) , and instead voted for the most viable candidate that best exhibited a preponderance of their beliefs, we wouldn’t be knee deep in an unpopular war with a country that will NEVER be a democracy no matter how many locals we brainwash. The region has been at war with its neighbors and itself for well over 2000 years and nothing short of a well placed nuclear strike will change the ideological perspective of these people.
Nader’s lame duck run at the oval office has now twice usurped enough votes in the last two presidential elections to allow the Republican/Christian fanatics to gain control of the presidency. As such we have seen our rights trampled, democracy stained, and worse yet, our country divided along economic, social and moral lines.
Hopefully this time around the people who insist on wasting their votes on candidates that have absolutely no chance of leading this country will do us all a favor and take a few math classes to better understand odds.
Now, I really don’t care who you vote for and while the whole, “Who are you to tell me who to vote for?” song and dance really won’t do much to convince me you aren’t a complete idiot if you choose to vote you “conscience.” What I do care about is making sure that the next president truly does represent the majority of the American people, not just the ones who carry bank statements in one hand that are as thick as the bibles they carry in their other hand.