Posted by: John Adams | October 14, 2008

Are You Voting?

Why (or why not)? If you are voting, who for? Non-Americans welcome to comment as well.



  1. Honestly..
    I’m going to vote because “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” That’s not the best reason, I know, but I don’t buy that every vote counts in the current electoral system so my reason seems good enough.
    I’m probably going to write in someone (haven’t decided who).

  2. After much soul searching and closely watching the candidates, I’m voting for Cosmo Kramer.

  3. Maybe I’ll make Kramer my write in..

  4. Isn’t writing in a candidate the same as not voting in our system? On the other hand, Kramer does sound pretty good. Any man who survive a swim in the Hudson River is fit for leadership in my book.

  5. If every vote counts, then my write in would count for something, albeit not much. If every vote doesn’t really count, which mine essentially won’t because I don’t live in a swing state, then it doesn’t make a difference.
    Like I said, I’m voting so that I can say I did my part. If things don’t go well for then next pres, I just want to be able to say “Hey, I didn’t vote for the guy. Cosmo Kramer could have done better than this!” 🙂

  6. As far as I’m concerned, EVERY state is a “swing” state in this election.

  7. i forgot to register…

  8. I’m voting for McCain/Palin, because I’m feeling traditional/forthright. In Portland, it wouldn’t matter who I voted for because Obama/Biden will win here without an argument. In Portland, McCain’s the underdog. Though I am seriously considering to write in Mike Huckabee, or perhaps, Chuck Norris.

    If McCain wins (which in Portland is an improbability at best), at least I wouldn’t have to listen to long/eloquent speaches that don’t say anything.

    Ashish, I think, will vote for Obama, thus nulling my vote. Thus, we both will have performed our civic duties and can therefore go on with life.

  9. …very exciting election, I’m following it the whole time. There’s more suspense in it than in watching sport.

    but above all: it’s hugely important. No one else on this old planet has such a huge leverage when it comes to fulfilling the task of loving God, one’s neighbour and oneself as the guy in the White House.

    Pleeeeeeeeease vote for a guy that’ll do a good job (e.g. not only love America but also its neighbours).

  10. Supporting or revolting against the government gives it to much credit. I desire to channel my energy to be living the Kingdom of God.
    I see voting as supporting a government not worthy of putting any hope in.
    On the other hand I can see how some vote as an act of stewardship in living in a powerful country. But I can’t bring myself to vote for the lesser of two evils.

  11. Matt, I didn’t realize Ashish could vote in the U.S. Isn’t he Canadian?

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