reasons not to vote
I voted yesterday, by absentee ballot. I suspect that if you’re reading this blog, you’re going to vote (or you already have), but if you’re not or haven’t, here are three points to consider
1) If the next president sucks and you vote for the other guy, when people complain about the state of the nation, you can say, “Don’t blame me; I voted for the other guy.” Actually, it’d probably be more efficient to just not vote at all because then, no matter who wins, you can say, “Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for him” when the country falls apart. Come to think of it, if you want to complain about the state on the nation AND vote, just vote for McCain because lets be real, he ain’t winning. Vote for McCain is what I’m trying to say. Unless, for you, issues are more important than complaining. That’s a personal decision you have to make.
2) You can get one of those “I voted” stickers which are great conversation starters. (e.g., “Look at my shirt! I voted! Did you?!” “Uh, do we know each other?”)
3) If you ever decide to run for public office, you can lecture potential voters about the importance of voting without being called a hypocrite.