For Whom Do You Think I Should Vote?

Wrong question. My former teacher would say that’s a hatrack question. I know who’s getting my vote, and I’ve tried to use my head for something besides a hatrack in making it. I’ve ignored the ads that assault me every time I turn on the television. I’ve read articles and opinions in both liberal and conservative newspapers, though I avoid the media outlets at the two extremes, who are not credible to anyone except the people who share their point of view. I’ve looked at the candidates’ records and at which candidate has the most potential to lead, to be honest, to care about the least among us, to put the good of the country above his desire to be elected.

 
But, hey, I’m the girl who boarded the Two Americas bus and emailed all my friends to tell them that I believed that John Edwards was the answer. My endorsement has absolutely no credibility. And my friends frequently remind me that they think of me every time they see his face in the media. So I’m convinced that the best we can do is try to use our heads to look beyond the clamor of the two extremes and hope that we’re electing the best our country has to offer.
 
So tell me…what are you doing to ensure that you’re making the most informed decision you can make? How are you making your political head something more than a rack for a politician’s top hat?
 
Please tell me HOW you’re making the decision, not the person for whom you’re voting. Any endorsements for particular candidates or rants about the opposition will be deleted.

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