Spongebob for President

I was raised by my grandmother.  Not just any grandmother, but THE grandmother.  Let me tell you, she is a believer in voting.  She thinks voting isn’t just a choice we have as Americans, but an obligation.  She especially thinks this is true of women, because we had to fight so hard to get the right to vote.  She thinks it is an abomination that so few people turn out on election day.

I think she’s right.

I have voted since I was 18.  It’s a big deal to me.  I vote in local elections, presidential elections, even elections for dog catcher.  If there is an election, I’m there.

But this time, I may be in trouble.

Here’s the thing: I have absolutely no idea who to vote for.  The reality is that I don’t really want to vote for any of the current presidential hopefuls, but there’s this voice in my head that won’t stop saying “Not voting is the same as a vote for the opposition.” Fine.  I get it.  But from where I’m sitting, everyone is the opposition.

Let’s all be honest here.  Have you looked at these people? I don’t even know what to say about Donald Trump.  Literally, I have no words.  Hillary Clinton just reeks of scandal and lies.  I wouldn’t trust her if she told me the sky was blue.  And Bernie Sanders? God bless him, I think his heart is in the right place, but apparently no one realizes that this country is not in a position to implement socialism, even “democratic” socialism, or that the power really lies with our senators and representatives.  (As an aside, it breaks my heart to see all of these 20 and 30-somethings who think that a presidential candidate will actually do what he promises during his campaign.  Oh, to be so young and naive again!)

I’m not getting into my political affiliations here.  I refuse.  That isn’t my point.  I just want to know what the solution is when you don’t like any of the political candidates.  I believe in voting.  I hate to hear people say they don’t vote because it doesn’t make a difference anyway.  I HATE it. It is our privilege, and yes, our obligation as Americans, to vote.  But here I am, getting ready for a primary election, followed by a general election, determined that I will not cast a vote for any of the current candidates.

Really this post is just a plea for help.  Someone help me.  I’m drowning.  Am I the only one who feels this way? Does anyone else want to cry when they see the current candidates on television? What do we do? There’s only one solution as far as I can tell.

A write-in.

Spongebob 2016.

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2 Comments on "Spongebob for President"

  1. Louise
    16/02/2016 at 10:36 pm Permalink

    I know exactly what you are saying. I am SERIOUSLY considering changing my party affiliation because I CANNOT and WILL NOT vote for either of my party’s 2 choices. As far as the other candidates, I have to look at each one and ask, “Which one is the MOST likely to defend LIFE?” Yes, I have been accused of being a “one issue voter.” Maybe I am, but, without LIFE there are no other issues. Politicians haven’t figured out that abortions are killing taxpayers and constituents. But, that’s another soapbox. Anyway, originally, I wanted to vote for Dr. Carson. He makes sense, but he doesn’t have the experience and I’m afraid the politicians will eat him alive. My next choice has to be Rubio. He is very pro-life, he knows the constitution, and he is well liked in Congress. (This is more than what I can say about the rest of the candidates). He needs to move up the ranks quickly if he hopes to have any chance. I’m sure that you have done much more research than me. This is my best guess at this time. If he should not be the nominee, then Spongebob will have 2 votes.

  2. Helen
    02/03/2016 at 12:00 pm Permalink

    You r not alone!! I also do not know how I will vote. No one who wants the job fits my idea of “the right person” to do the job. Pray for guidance. Be sure to vote!

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