Thursday, April 10, 2008

Which is Worse?

At a time like this when it seems we are forced to choose "the lesser of two evils" when deciding a president, which really is worse?

John McCain--I'm actually afraid he'll start WWIII. At the very least, he'll get us involved in another costly, pointless war besides continuing the one we're in now. How on earth did he become the Republican front runner? And why have Republicans all turned into such warmongers?

Hillary & Obama--Either of these would attempt to drastically increase socialism in America. In their attempt to "rescue" the poor by expanding Medicare, Medicaid, and turning health care into a government-run disaster, they may ruin what is left of the economy.

Both Republicans and Democrats would likely increase government spending (either on wars or social programs), and thus likely increase taxes. Is it better to waste America's money overseas or waste it with more inefficient government programs?

I'm really at a loss on this one. I believe voting for either party's nominee is going to violate both my economic sense and my moral compass.


Kelsey said...

I'm interested to know what you're view on voting is in general. With how the electoral college is set up, it doesn't seem like our right to vote is even honored because the person with the majority of the population can still easily loose.

mike said...

You know, I know exactly what you mean. I think the only thing that is pulling me right now is who the candidates will likely choose as SCOTUS judges. Decisions like that will have a lasting impact on the nation because they will probably remain in the Supreme Court for the next 30 to 40 years.

Elise said...

Kelsey-I currently am at odds with the electoral college. I think the way France has their voting set up (ranking the candidates in your order of preference) would better reflect the choice of the people.