Saturday, February 02, 2008

To the Romney Campaign representative who just called me...

I should have cleared this up for you while you were on the phone but I didn't.

You said, "A vote for Mike Huckabee is a vote for John McCain."

Sorry. I disagree. A vote for Mike Huckabee is a vote for Mike Huckabee. Thanks, anyway.

I am an undecided independent at the moment but even if I knew who I was going to vote for today I wouldn't tell this blog audience.

So, there :P

11 comments:

Jason said...

You're not on the no-call list from telemarketers? ;)

Jack said...

NO CALL does not apply to politicians. Why would you not share your vote?

Jacke M. said...

Well, Jack, I was going to make up some well crafted creative answer to your question, or I was thinking about it, anyway, but here's the honest answer:

You know how when you vote you go into a little cubicle (some places even have a curtain to close behind the voter) and you cast your vote, or you fill out your card in privacy because it's really no one else's business how you vote unless you make it so?

I respect that process. I'm not saying that at some point in the future I might not change my mind and endorse someone someday at some election but this one probably isn't going to be it. So, the really short, honest answer is: It ain't nobody's business.

BUT:

Consider it this way, maybe I don't feel strongly enough about any one candidate to feel they particularly deserve an endorsement? Sort of like choosing between the two least favorite chocolates in the box that are left after you already ate all your favorites. Should I take the orange jelly filled or the green (whatever flavor that is) jelly filled? Either way, I'll be lucky to even enjoy the outside chocalate coating I like without gagging on the filling inside.

I find it more fascinating that people want to share their vote than not want to share it. So, why do you (if you did) Jason and others want to share your votes?
Is it to try to influence others?
Why?

Jacke M. said...

Chocolate.

Jason said...

Jack, I was being sarcastic. ;)

Jack said...

I think the decision to tell or not to tell is fine. The way you put it made me curious. I've shared my thoughts because I wanted to I guess. I don't think my blog has any influence on anyone except a very small readership. And even then, I'm not sure the extent of the influence. I choose to tell for the same reason I blog. Like I said, I think it's fine to keep it to yourself.

Jacke M. said...

Jack, it's fine to share it too. :)

tom said...

political campaigns are exempt from telemarketing legislation. because of telemarketing legislation I can't even phone my customers but fund raising agencies, non profits, and politicians can make my phone ring off the hook.

tom said...

I'm so sick of that crap if you vote for so-and-so your really casting a ballot for someone else. Since it appears that America is going the way of fascism no matter which front running dem or repub gets the nod, I'll once again be voting 3rd party candidates, of course the howls from the republicans will be that I'm really voting for Hillary. My vote is exactly that MINE and I'm voting for the candidate which BEST represents my point of view.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what Hillary's last name will actually be after the election?

Will she use the same name in 2012??

Anonymous said...

My guess is she'll be known as President Hillary Borgia Rodham Capone.