I’m voting for her because she’s a woman! …uh…no thanks…not me. My vote is more important than that. My vote is too important to base it on the color of someone’s skin, their gender, or any other off beat reason. I’ve found myself disgusted by those people I know who vote for just those reasons. They support Hillary Clinton, Wendy Davis or even Sarah Palin simply because they are women. They have no clue and don’t really care what they stand for, they don’t care about what they’ve done, all they care about is they wear bras and “the country needs more women running it”. No. No, that’s the wrong answer. I can’t vote for someone for that reason. That’s similar to saying, “Nothing else matters. You can be as dumb as a brick, but you have my vote! Woman power! My vote isn’t that important”.
We live in an awesome country. We can vote for those who will improve our country, we can try new things and new view points, and if we don’t like it, we can vote them out and put new people in office. So many take that gift for granted. They throw it away like a cheap dollar store frame.
I think we should come up with a new system. We can’t see the candidate, we can’t listen to them speak, they are simply identified as candidates 1,2,3, etc and they have to answer a yes, no, does not concern me questionnaire with questions that voters are really concerned about. No elaborate answers, just a simple answer. Then hold them to it. Some folks would be surprised who they would be voting for, and those that vote simply for gender, color or “because he’s handsome” would suddenly drop out of the voting scene. And you wouldn’t hear about voter fraud, because the ones who commit the voter fraud wouldn’t know if they were supporting the right ones. No republicans, no democrats, just and number and the facts. I know that would never happen, but imagine how it would pull important issues to the front again.
My vote is a gift from our founding fathers, and a gift I don’t take for granted. If we can’t change the system, perhaps we should take a close look at the voters paying close attention to who appreciates that gift and who throws it away. Then we could actually figure out who deserves that wonderful gift.