Presidential races always seem to be the most entertaining to watch, but my least favorite ones to actually vote.
And this year’s election is, by far, the bleakest one in my memory.
As a voter, I don’t believe voting for either one of the two major party candidates is a benefit to our country. Even my preferred third party candidate has stuck his foot in his mouth so many times in recent months I have a hard time endorsing him.
Regardless, I will probably cast my vote for him on Election Day and the glimmer of hope that some day America will get over its fascination with the lesser-of-two-evils mentality that accompanies our flawed two-party system.
For those of you who tell me I’m throwing my vote away (as you pointedly try to get me to vote for your preferred candidate), at least you can rest assured that I am not casting a vote in favor of the person you most don’t want in office.
That being said, I do still have a reason to go take part in the electoral process on Nov. 8.
- Written by REUBEN MEES