I don't know about you, but this election is an especially agonizing one for me. I am completely stressed out about it. Up until just a couple of days ago, I was very much at peace and pleased with my decision to vote third party for president.
Quite frankly, I cannot abide John McCain. There is just something a little weaselly and disingenuous about him. Politically speaking, there are so many levels at which I don't agree with him. He claims to have a 100% pro-life voting record but if you check his record at NRLC you'll find that claim is a misrepresentation (a nicer word for LIE).
I wouldn't even consider voting for Obama. He and I do not even live in the same universe. The information flooding the blogosphere about him via Jill Stanek, his Saddleback Forum performance, and the NRLC really turns my stomach. And then there is the promise he has made to Planned Parenthood to overturn every piece of anti-abortion legislation by enacting NARAL's Freedom of Choice Act. To think, all the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears of pro-life groups and legislators being flushed down the toilet by this utter megalomaniac. It's enough to make my blood boil.
So, I am left with these choices: A) vote third party for a candidate I can agree with on most issues. In essence, "throw away" my vote as a statement against the two party system and the miserable candidates they have pushed forward; or B) vote for McCain hoping my one little vote prevents Obama from being elected. I cannot believe I am actually considering voting for the "lesser of two evils", but I am worried that I might have a moral obligation to vote for McCain. It makes me sick and literally brought me to tears on my walk this morning, as I was thinking about this absurdity. This would be so easy if Sardonic or Wingnut were running for president (and actually had a hope of beating Obama). What's a Catholic, pro-life, mom to do? I guess, get on her knees and pray hard for guidance.