...for that one.
I can't say I did it without some hesitation. I fear for the debt our kids will have to pay with our ballooning deficit and am leery of beginning a new governmental step into health care right now. But really, republican administrations have been horrible on debt and the last Democratic administration had a surplus. I just like to complain when I vote :-). The future of SCOTUS alone is reason enough to vote Obama.
I'm sorry Alan; armies are just not "pretty cool" enough, not when I've got you and your brother to think of.
I also know Obama promises hope and greater equality for many of our families and I want to believe it, and I did weight that in significantly. My first vote, though, was for a guy who promised to repeal the army's ban on gays and lesbians, and he sounded great too. Later he'd enact don't ask don't tell, and sign the "Defence" Of Marriage Act", while he was cheating on his wife. So, yeah, vote one left me a bit cynical when it comes to considering gay issues and the presidency. We'll see.
There were several votes on which I was truely conflicted, but ended up just doing it (these people for example). One vote, though, that I was not conflicted at all with regarding Salt Lake County Mayor, Peter Corroon. I've had the benefit, as a volunteer, to work with many of the people at the county for more than a couple years now. It's one thing to respect a man from what you read in the news; it's another to find unsolicited praise from his employees. This is a man I've come to respect, one I trust with my tax dollars and one that makes the label of politician sound honorable. I'm Scot and I agree with this message; vote Corroon.
Anyway, I resisted voting early last year because I like the ritual of election day. But I had a meeting at the county building and thought I better just do it. What if I get sick? I'm glad now I did it and hope others take advantage of it as well (for Salt Lake county residents).
Boy, won't I look stupid though if tomorrow Obama comes out with a proposed Gay Labor Camp Initiative to solve our economic woes?