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Why I (Probably) Won’t Vote for President in 2012

• Amanda Fox-Rouch

2012 will be the first time I’ll have the chance to vote in a presidential election, but it looks as if I’m going to forgo my patriotic duty this time around.

While I am staunchly against reducing politics to a matter of party membership, I had previously conceived of myself as someone who would never vote for a Republican presidential candidate. But when the campaigning for 2012 began to take place a few months ago, my interest was piqued by Congressman Ron Paul, whose stances on several issues align perfectly with my own.

Thus far, however, Paul isn’t doing very well in the primaries, and it’s looking like Americans will have to choose from either Obama and Romney or Obama and Santorum/Gingrich for President, in the absence of some miracle that allows Paul to surge in the polls and acquire a significant amount of delegate support over the next few weeks.


2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Henryk Zaleski
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You have to join the process in order to fix it. Too many of us hand this precious right to someone else. If you don't like what is going on, please reconsider, and vote.

Comment by stupid Amerkin
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Ya think? Either you are also one of the sheeple or waking up. What is the proverbial definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different out come. So u gather that between Romney or Obama u will not see any significant difference? When did u come to this brilliant conclusion? Allow me to let u in on a little secret.

As long as there are politicians, there will always be suffering, misery, death and wars and the agenda remains the same no matter who takes the thrown.