In a previous post I communicated how busy I am, and how little time, unfortunately, that leaves me to keep informed on current events.
I promised at the end of that post to break down the Presidential election for you.
To review, I am very busy with my business and family. I don’t have any regrets about this. The reality of it is that I have very little time for news, blogs, and other ways to receive information about current events. I would assume that many other Americans are like me and are likewise uninformed – some by choice, some by circumstance.
I have taken a realist’s look at the upcoming presidential election, which, by the way, doesn’t happen for another 11+ months.
I don’t care. Yet.
I think I will care about one day before my primary here in Wisconsin, which is on February 19, 2008. Why the attitude?
Because 31 states have their primaries before mine, and the candidates will be narrowed down to the real players by that time. Why waste any time trying to understand the nuanced positions of all of these people when 75% of them won’t even be around by the time I vote?
After the primary I probably won’t care about the general election until the day before it happens. I am a busy guy.
I typically vote my wallet, and that means that typically I vote Republican. I have been known to vote for independent parties if the Republicans put incompetent candidates on the ballot, which seems to be happening more frequently. I like a lot of what the Libertarian party does and stands for, but they, at times put people on the ballot that I wouldn’t trust to park my car, much less hold a position of power.
I think I know what I will do in my primary though, and that is cross over and cast an annoyance vote for a Democrat that is left in the field against Hillary. Wisconsin is a state where you have the option to vote in either primary, but not both.
I do think that she will definitely tack more center before it is all said and done, especially after she wins the nomination and the real campaigning begins.
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