Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I was a registered independent voter for most of my life, but some years back I switched it to Republican as my state has a closed primary. That means you only get to vote for your registered parties candidates in the primary.
The Dems always..... ALWAYS.... ran a machine party candidate, and they seldom had a second choice even running by the time my state voted. No point registering as a D, unless you pull that party lever no matter who they run, like a good little idiot.
The Repubs... on occasion... actually had a choice in the primaries. Rarely, but sometimes.
Well, this year I may go back to independent, if I bother doing anything at all. The primary is a waste, as the candidate field is barren of worth on all sides.
The general election? At this point, it's a matter of searching through a bucket of shit, trying to find the cleanest lump to rest your slice of pie on.
The other races? I'll vote against anyone already in office. There's not a single one of those carpetbaggers who should hold office. Thumper the wonderbunny would be a better choice.
I'm a heartbeat away from 'let it crash and burn, we'll start over'.
Not that my vote or voice matters much.