Okay, so in a recent post, I admitted that while I do not hate Mitt Romney, I was not going to vote for him. And while I can certainly take the high road about personal attacks on candidates, as one who does not want him or the accompanying Republican platform elected, if you are a supporter and choosing not to vote, “Thank you.”
Because, as David LaMotte puts it so eloquently in this video, “The Myth of Democracy” (2010), ”It’s not run by all of us, it’s only run by the people who show up.”
So in the end, if you don’t vote, by simple percentages, my votes counts that much more. Again, thank you.
And if you missed the other five reasons that David argues that you SHOULD vote:
- If you don’t vote, you can’t whine. That’s the rule.
- It feels good.
- You get a groovy “I voted” sticker.
- A lot of people died so you can vote.
- If you don’t vote, someone else gets to vote for you.
It’s that last one that I am really hoping you’ll ignore because I would LOVE to cast your vote for you. I am still not sure who it will be for, Barack Obama or Jill Stien, but you’re not voting anyway, so what do you care? So if you would lean towards views that Mitt Romney and the Republican Party hold and have better things to do than vote, by all means please skip this silly voting thing. I mean really, who cares and what does it matter?