Monday, March 03, 2008

Choices

In Pennsylvania we're still waiting for our chance to cast our vote in the primary elections. Ours don't roll around till April. I watch the news to get the latest on which candidate is ahead and who is lagging behind.

It fascinates me how much the media truly does dictate where we shop, what t.v. shows we watch, what we believe about the Iraq war and how we vote. Any time the primary elections are discussed, the news mediators speak only about McCain and Huckabee, Obama and Clinton. There are other candidates that are still clinging to life in the primaries.

Ron Paul-he is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and he's a medical doctor, he has been a member of the House Banking Committee and served on Congress. He's not polished or a smooth-talker so when he participates in a debate he often sounds like a bumbling idiot. I can't say that I'm totally in favor of Ron Paul's ideas. I'm not totally in favor of any candidates ideas. It's nice to have options.

Ralph Nader-consumer advocate, but I really have no idea what his political ideas are. And, I found nothing supported by Mr. Nader on the Internet that says anything about his campaign.
Regardless, he is another option to what the media rams down our throats.

I hope everyone that votes in the primaries seriously considers all options, no just the ones the media hypes the most.

2 comments:

NittanyBri said...

Funny, I thought the Democratic party was the only party running this year...

michaelm said...

I'm writing in "Jimmy Buffett".
He'd just need to use something other than Margaritaville for a campaign song.
~m