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February 10th, 2000

2000 Apathy

In every election in which I’ve been able to vote (one!), I’ve felt this overwhelming need to lose myself in the election. I mean, I’d actually study the candidates and see who had standings on issues relatively close to mine. Then, of course, I’d just choose whichever President had the coolest name.

In seriousness, though, I feel a strange sense of apathy with the 2000 election because I really don’t like any of the candidates and I now don’t care who wins (although I have a personal thing against Bush). As I said, it’s strange because I understand that this is how our country works (although the electoral college really gets people in office) and I have a chance to make a stand, but I’m considering just not voting for a President this time out. Just not at all.

I would still vote for the lesser offices, I suppose, but a write-in for the top spot might be in order. Larry Zebbart, perhaps? -pm

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FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday February 10, 2000 -- 1:49:22PM
Wow -- I feel really proactive now with my recent diatribes on politics. :) Usually I'm the apathetic one. But the very fact that I don't like any of the main candidates is what's making me want to vote even more this year. I honestly believe that if everyone who decided not to vote because they didn't like any of the four "big guys" instead found a third-party candidate that had similar beliefs and voted for them, there would be a big shake-up in the US government.

And the Electoral College needs to go... popular vote all the way.

... Ryan

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday February 11, 2000 -- 9:07:04AM
Eh, good point. ;)

DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 2:10:05 pm

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