Voting was a real dilemma this evening!
Let me tell you how I voted and why:
I was really torn while deciding. On one hand I’m very much in support of Ralph Nader’s platform. On the other hand, it’s very important to me to keep George W. out of the White House.
I won’t bother to go into why I think George W. doesn’t even deserve to represent my garbage, but I will go into why I didn’t vote for Nader.
The decision for me was: do I help Nader get 5% of the vote or do I help keep George W. out of office? The polls I saw before the election didn’t show Nader getting anywhere near the 5% he needed to secure federal matching funds for the party in 2004. So, I waited until late to vote. As a result, I had a pretty good idea of how things were going and the way it was going was not good for Nader. It was quite apparent that he would not get the votes he needed, so I cast my presidential vote for Al Gore and promised myself that I’d contribute to the green party in the future.
It looks like my strategy played out as I thought it would. It now appears that Al Gore will take California. I guess I should be happy, but it just not easy to get excited about Al Gore.
Can you believe how close this race is? I guess I’ll just have to wait, like everyone else!