#1 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (190 posts) -

It will be my first time voting and I am already dissapointed, is there something wrong with me? I mean shouldn't I be excited to vote at my age? I know alot of young people are but I look around and I don't see any good choices, I don't like Obama and I don't like any of the GOP forunners (It's between Romney and Perry), I was hoping John Hunstmen would win the nominee, but I knew he wasn't simpy because he doesn't get much media attention. Romney flip flops too much so it's impossibe to tell where he stands on any issue, and Perry is too readical for me. Look, I believe in God too, but I think Perry goes a little overboard with it, and I don't like his environmental policies... As for Obama, well he hasn't done really anything and I don't want to vote for him. But I look around and I don't see any good options... 
 
Anyone else feel this way? I used to be a Republican but they went too extreame for my tastes so I left, than I tried being a Democrat but they don't seem to do anything and I'm a farily conservative person/ somewhat Libertarian (not extreame though), so now I'm independent.
#2 Posted by DeeGee (2144 posts) -

Fuck the Lib Dems.

Oh wait, wrong country.

#3 Posted by LetsRockBaby (241 posts) -

I'm in the same boat as you. Don't like what I see.

#4 Posted by Astras (973 posts) -

Vote for the Venus project

Go watch Zeitgeist so they can convince you how terrible the world really is (It's basically a bridge the Venus project uses to gather souls), then turn into one of these 'new age humans' first though... i'm sure once they were called hippies??

When they ask you for money for their campaigns... you might be willing I GUESS?

#5 Posted by Fizzy (384 posts) -

I'll take anyone over the current........president?

#6 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Huntsman seems like the only sane Republican these days. Kind of depressing when you think about it.

#7 Posted by Venatio (4493 posts) -

If I was american I'd vote for the one that sucks the least, right now that's Obama

#8 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

Isn't John Huntsman the guy that denies evolution? Fuck that guy.

#9 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -

Huntsman is the GOPs best hope of winning, but of course they will pick some one stupid and polarizing (like Perry) and fall flat on their faces in an election that is wide open.

#10 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Go Galt and don't vote.

#11 Posted by npeterson08 (502 posts) -

Vote for me.

#12 Posted by ze_ro (181 posts) -

It'll be interesting to see who you people pick.

#13 Posted by pplus0440 (260 posts) -

Woah woah. The media says Perry and romney are the front runners. Not true. Ron Paul is dominating in Money brought in and he just won the california straw poll with 46% or something. That's alot. Ofcourse the media doesn't talk about it because... well I don't know. I think if anybody has a shot at beating Obama it is Ron Paul. Go to youtube and click around. Start with Jon Stewart on Ron Paul and the media and keep on clicking. If the election were held tomorrow Obama would beat Paul by 4% or something. All the other guys are alot lower.

#14 Posted by FreakAche (2955 posts) -

I get most of my knowledge of American politics from the internet, so it's my understanding that Ron Paul is destined to be the saviour of mankind, or something like that.

#15 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5152 posts) -

Politics in general make me depressed.

#16 Posted by SpacePenguin (479 posts) -
@DeeGee said:

Fuck the Lib Dems.

Oh wait, wrong country.

This made me lol.
#17 Edited by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

@pplus0440 said:

Woah woah. The media says Perry and romney are the front runners. Not true. Ron Paul is dominating in Money brought in and he just won the california straw poll with 46% or something. That's alot. Ofcourse the media doesn't talk about it because... well I don't know. I think if anybody has a shot at beating Obama it is Ron Paul. Go to youtube and click around. Start with Jon Stewart on Ron Paul and the media and keep on clicking. If the election were held tomorrow Obama would beat Paul by 4% or something. All the other guys are alot lower.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHAHAH! *catches breath* AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!

@ze_ro said:

It'll be interesting to see who you people pick.

Obama. The right have completely lost their fucking minds. If I hear one more of these sycophants say that creationism deserves equal consideration i'm going to kick a puppy.

#18 Posted by sirdesmond (1256 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Politics in general make me depressed.

I would agree with this, at least in terms of current American politics.

I have no idea who I will vote for, if anyone. I didn't vote for Obama in the last election, and I am not happy with a lot of what he has done. I also don't like how many of his own campaign talking points and promises (many of which I disagreed with) he has failed to follow through on. I like someone to at least follow through with their promises, do what they say, etc.

That said, the Republican party is a a joke. For the most part, I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal (smaller more efficient/intelligent government, but support gay marriage, etc.). There isn't anyone running for people like me (at least that I know of). It seems to be Obama and then ultra-Right crazy faces.

Oh well... maybe someone will come along before then...

#19 Posted by lazyturtle (1229 posts) -

I feel pretty much the same way, best of the two evils. I simply cannot support someone like Perry. Romney..well, he doesn't seem like he has an opinion. Or a soul. Plus he's a mormon and that's just creepy.

Obama either doesn't seem to stand by his convictions or lied about what he really believes (or both). I don't blame him for our economic mess, but I do think there is a lot that could have been done to get us on the right path...not that he's completely to blame there either (congress seems to be a bigger impediment than anything else these days).

In the end, I think I'll be forced to vote Obama.

#20 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

Also, not to discriminate about anyone religion, but if you vote Romney, you're voting for someone who wears magic underwear. LITERALLY. Mormon's believe their UNDERWEAR is MAGIC. Do you really want someone in charge of our country that wears MAGIC UNDERWEAR? No, you don't.

#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

You silly Americans and your representative democracy. When will you ever learn?

#22 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11458 posts) -

Voted for Obama last time. He's been a little underwhelming, but I might as well vote for him again.

Or maybe I should just write in Jesse Ventura like I was originally going to last time. On second thought, nah. He ain't got time to lead.

#23 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

Move to Canada!

#24 Edited by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

Voted for Obama last time. He's been a little underwhelming, but I might as well vote for him again.

So, the choose is between someone you know isn't going to do anything or someone potentially competent you don't agree with?

What a fun four years this is going to be.

#25 Posted by Mmmslash (2169 posts) -

@ShadowMoses900 said:

"As for Obama, well he hasn't done really anything ... "

Every time someone posts this, I feel like they are either willfully ignorant, or some how completely unaware of the world around them.

What the fuck has Obama done so far?

I mean, holy shit is that an ill-informed, stupid thing to say.

#26 Posted by spiceninja (3065 posts) -

I'll probably end up voting for Obama. I just can't live in a country governed by an intolerant religious nutjob who once threatened to secede from the nation. Though this is assuming Perry ends up running against Obama.

#27 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -

CONDEM-NATION ETC

#28 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@Mmmslash said:

@ShadowMoses900 said:

"As for Obama, well he hasn't done really anything ... "

Every time someone posts this, I feel like they are either willfully ignorant, or some how completely unaware of the world around them.

What the fuck has Obama done so far?

I mean, holy shit is that an ill-informed, stupid thing to say.

Big fucking deal. What else?

#29 Posted by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -

I'm voting for Vinny.

#30 Posted by Mmmslash (2169 posts) -

@Meowshi: I lol'd.

No, but seriously, people, stop saying Obama hasn't done anything. It is ignorant, you look ill-informed, and it's pretty shitty considering some of the things he's done. Perhaps try a new news venue, because where your currently getting your information is obviously failing you.

#31 Posted by Sergio (2202 posts) -

@Meowshi said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

Voted for Obama last time. He's been a little underwhelming, but I might as well vote for him again.

So, the choose is between someone you know isn't going to do anything or someone potentially competent you don't agree with?

What a fun four years this is going to be.

Wait? There are Republicans who are potentially competent? That's like saying one of them are potentially sane.

#32 Posted by Fizzy (384 posts) -

How many of you people are actually able to vote and feel the impact of your decision? I'm just curious.

#33 Edited by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@Fizzy said:

How many of you people are actually able to vote and feel the impact of your decision? I'm just curious.

I don't understand the question. I know that one vote isn't going to change anything, but I want to feel involved in some manner. At least voting gives me free precedence to complain for another four years.

#34 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

no, i'm not but yeah president elections are trouble in deciding. i am also independent because i didn't know who to join. 
 
barack obama is the who you should vote for. 
 
for people that are able to vote but don't anway. don't complain about politics if you didn't vote.

#35 Posted by chstupid (806 posts) -

Yo, watch out because I'm gonna be that guy!

RON PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#36 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@ShadowMoses900 said:

It will be my first time voting and I am already dissapointed, is there something wrong with me? I mean shouldn't I be excited to vote at my age? I know alot of young people are but I look around and I don't see any good choices, I don't like Obama and I don't like any of the GOP forunners (It's between Romney and Perry), I was hoping John Hunstmen would win the nominee, but I knew he wasn't simpy because he doesn't get much media attention. Romney flip flops too much so it's impossibe to tell where he stands on any issue, and Perry is too readical for me. Look, I believe in God too, but I think Perry goes a little overboard with it, and I don't like his environmental policies... As for Obama, well he hasn't done really anything and I don't want to vote for him. But I look around and I don't see any good options... Anyone else feel this way? I used to be a Republican but they went too extreame for my tastes so I left, than I tried being a Democrat but they don't seem to do anything and I'm a farily conservative person/ somewhat Libertarian (not extreame though), so now I'm independent.

I am 21 and was able to vote when obama was first running. Did i vote or anyone? Nope. Do I care about whose running? Not really. Do i think obama could have done / do more then he has so far? Yes. Is he trying to make a difference? Of course. I dont like politics, or the people who follow them as they all seem like their heads shoved up their ass's when someone says anything about government. Why would you be depressed? If you dont want to vote for anyone whose running then dont. Wait another 4 years. Help promote someone who is going to possibly run later on. If you dont like republicans or democrats then find an Independent you like and hope he actually makes it. The only thing i have noticed and actually like about Obama is that I can get healthcare alot easier and cheaper AND i can stay on my mother/fathers health insurance till i am 25 which makes me feel alot better about having fun and living life to the fullest while I am young without the worry of having to pay a shit ton of money outta pocket if i get hurt.

#37 Posted by supermike6 (3611 posts) -

The election's a joke, politics is a joke. The banks run America.

#38 Edited by Tru3_Blu3 (3239 posts) -

@Astras said:

Vote for the Venus project

Go watch Zeitgeist so they can convince you how terrible the world really is (It's basically a bridge the Venus project uses to gather souls), then turn into one of these 'new age humans' first though... i'm sure once they were called hippies??

When they ask you for money for their campaigns... you might be willing I GUESS?

Sad part is, no one can vote for that. The only way we can establish a social order like that is by the use of passive resistance. However, I agree with you. Politics can't do shit with our problems, only jabber and talk and use tax payer money for war and useless bills.They're more of a handicap than a benefit to mankind.

Whoever votes in this generation doesn't have a mind of their own.

P.S. Get the first and second Zeitgeist films out of here. They are a hindrance to Zeigeist groups true doctrines and notions. Moving Foreward is the one that speaks intelligently and scientifically about our society and doesn't recall the use of theorized corruptions from the government and the religious establishment. It's real stuff.

#39 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I'd vote for Hilary if she ran again.

I really hate that dems have become so spineless that even though Obama's floundered his way through this term and somehow managed to piss off the far left now as he did the far right when he won, and they have a better option but they're not willing to hold a primary.

#40 Posted by solidejake (484 posts) -

I will be 17 when voting comes around. But I know for sure I would not vote for Palin.

#41 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

@Meowshi said:

@Mmmslash said:

@ShadowMoses900 said:

"As for Obama, well he hasn't done really anything ... "

Every time someone posts this, I feel like they are either willfully ignorant, or some how completely unaware of the world around them.

What the fuck has Obama done so far?

I mean, holy shit is that an ill-informed, stupid thing to say.

Big fucking deal. What else?

A laundry list of middling compromise and failed policy isn't enough for you? Isn't volume enough?

#42 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

As a left leaning Texan, my vote won't count and never will as long as this is one state. That depresses me more than the candidates.

#43 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Austin should just become its own state and put up a fence so I can safely avoid the larger portion of Texas that picks its leaders based on firmness of handshake and how closely they resemble Michael Landon.

#44 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

I think we're screwed no matter who's in office. We have politicians bickering over irrelevant shit, while people lose jobs. We have a military stretched so thin, that we're screwed if we get invaded. We've become so complacent and comfortable with thinking that we're the best, when the only thing we're first at is obesity. We're too blinded by ignorance to put our differences aside (race, religious preference, sexual preference) and unite to reach any goals. A number of people in charge are to greedy to allow free medical care, even though it works well for other countries. 
 
These candidates tell you what you want to here so they can get your vote. Once their in office, they do the complete opposite or don't take action at all. If we want change, all of us have to take action. We don't have the luxury of waiting for the right person to be president.

#45 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

Eh, it's weird, and ultimately it doesn't really matter. 
 
It's just odd that Obama is currently the non-crazy vote. The republican side of the vote looks like the cast of the 1960's batman show.

#46 Posted by Cheesebob (1246 posts) -

@DeeGee said:

Fuck the Lib Dems.

Oh wait, wrong country.

YES!

Also, even though I am not from your country, I would totally just vote Obama anyway. For one it would show that you'd still support a black (or other raced) president and 2) might give him a chance to actually do some shit once he has sorted out what the last goverment left him.

#47 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3114 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

Or maybe I should just write in Jesse Ventura like I was originally going to last time. On second thought, nah. He ain't got time to lead.

Someone should acknowledge this as fantastic, so there. As far as voting... it really couldn't matter less. Vote for whoever seems like they're attempting to do something positive for a little peace-of-mind.

#48 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

@Cheesebob said:

@DeeGee said:

Fuck the Lib Dems.

Oh wait, wrong country.

YES!

Also, even though I am not from your country, I would totally just vote Obama anyway. For one it would show that you'd still support a black (or other raced) president and 2) might give him a chance to actually do some shit once he has sorted out what the last goverment left him.

3 years in, its the other guys fault still somehow. Wonder how that shit flies at, idunno, any other job.

#49 Posted by Kazzurak (366 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

@Cheesebob said:

@DeeGee said:

Fuck the Lib Dems.

Oh wait, wrong country.

YES!

Also, even though I am not from your country, I would totally just vote Obama anyway. For one it would show that you'd still support a black (or other raced) president and 2) might give him a chance to actually do some shit once he has sorted out what the last goverment left him.

3 years in, its the other guys fault still somehow. Wonder how that shit flies at, idunno, any other job.

What have you accomplished in the last 3 years?

Also it takes time and yes it is the previous guys fault because lets face it if you have to clean up a mess before you can start doing something yourself it takes longer time, but of course the american impatience as always

#50 Posted by Cheesebob (1246 posts) -

@ryanwho: You think Obama can repair 8 years of crap done by George Bush's goverment in 3 years? But what logic does that work? Especially during the banking crisis.