Sunday, September 27, 2009

Voting Records: Who Cares?

I'm referring to those who point fingers at those who haven't voted in the past as is being done with Republican gubernatorial wannabee, Meg Whitman, now.

I suppose that could show a lack of concern by someone who seeks public office and I guess that might be true. I tend to look at it as someone who has been minding her own business over the years instead of trying to attack others through the ballot box as everyone else does.

Of course, it might be helpful to examine a candidate's past voting record as it could tell quite a bit about how that candidate might act in the future. Still, I won't dismiss a candidate just because they haven't always voted. Big deal.


At 8:52 AM, Blogger lunatic fringe said...

Shows how little ammunition they have when they scream about something like that. Pathetic.

At 9:04 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Actually, it's not an uncommon concern in some circles. I recall just recently over at Eric Kirk's blog him lamenting that this country has such poor voter turnout. That's not the first place I've heard that sentiment.

I couldn't care less if a bunch of people don't vote, unless they would of otherwise voted the way I wanted them to.

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Hamster said...

When would be politicians fail to exercise the, most fundamental right of every citizen…the right to vote…it leads me to question how serious they are about the poltical process.
Many Americans take time to study the issues, read the voter pamphlets, take off work to cast their ballots and eagerly watch the results to see how their vote played out.
I guess Meg Whitmen didn’t feel any of this was worth the effort otherwise she would have taken time out of her busy life making money to cast her ballots on important issues affecting most Americans.
Maybe really wealthy people don’t have to worry about most issue facing voters.
Or maybe she just didn’t want to be called for jury duty.
Whatever her motives, it’s hard to take her seriously….
Sort of like a baseball commissioner who never attends baseball games…yeah you might be a good commissioner…but how much do you really care about the sport?


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