I have a dilemma and I’m sure thousands of other Americans are facing the same dilemma. Who do you vote for when none of the candidates (Republican or Democrat) make you want to vote for them. I’m speaking more about their platforms. I’ve read as much as possible on them. I’ve listened. I’ve watched. And neither of them as far as I’m concerned deserve the Gubernatorial post.
People have said just vote Democrat. Yes, I’m a registered Democrat, but my views a more conservative. I’ve studied both candidates, scrutinized their platforms and I still don’t get a sense of who’s right for the state. I don’t have the confidence that either candidate will move the state in a positive direction.
Part of the reason I’m undecided is because when I see the negative campaign ads. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather the candidates take that campaign money and put it into telling
me us what they are going to do for us. Instead of 2 ads telling us what they’re going to do and 4 ads bad mouthing their opponent how about 5 ads telling us what you’re going to do and 1 ad bad mouthing their opponent. Let your plan speak for you not how Anthony Brown is an extension of the Obama or O’Malley administration or how Larry Hogan is a right wing conservative that’s out of touch with Marylanders.
And I love how Larry Hogan got some token African-American to say she’s switching party lines because she doesn’t think that Anthony Brown is what Maryland needs. As if that’s enough to win the African-American vote. How about what you do Mr. Hogan is go out there into some of the predominately African-American communities and hold town hall meetings about your plan for Maryland and it’s people. I didn’t see or hear about you campaigning in predominately black communities. If you want the vote you’ve got to do that.
This is nothing but grade school antics: “Be my friend and not his.” But you have yet to fully articulate why I should be your friend. Is it because you haven’t truly figure out why I should, but you know the more friends you have the more powerful you are on the playground and the others are less likely to challenge you?
It’s the day before election day and as far as I’m concerned neither candidate has the qualities I want in a Governor.
So what do I do? I want to exercise my right to vote, but am at a loss. I feel like I’m screwed either way I vote and if I don’t I’m still screwed.