Everyone likes to complain that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the two presidential candidates, but no one wants to take responsibility for it coming down to this. Take this tweet for example--it got almost 100,000 retweets, and this old-enough-to-vote citizen is criticizing both presidential choices.
I know there are quite a few people who aren't fond of either candidate, and if you're one of those people, dislike both of them in silence. You're allowed to be angry that either Hillary or Trump will be our next president, but if and only if you attended a primary. If you're old enough to vote you're old enough to attend a primary, and if you chose not to attend one you are just as much to blame for this election as anyone else. You had the chance to vote for a different Republican or Democratic candidate, so if you didn't capitalize on that opportunity I don't want to hear you whine about this presidential election.
Complaining about who your options are will change nothing, no matter what, one of these candidates will be the leader of our country come January 20th. If you missed the primaries, make sure you fulfill your civic duty of voting on Tuesday.
Don't say you're not going to vote because you 'don't know much about politics', do some research. It will take less than 15 minutes to figure out which candidate your beliefs align closest with.
Don't say you're not going to vote because you 'hate them both', even if you do one of them will still win. And you will probably still have the audacity to criticize their leadership skills despite the fact that you didn't vote, so just get out there and vote.
Most of all, don't tell me you're not going to vote because your 'vote doesn't matter anyways'. EVERYONE'S VOTE MATTERS. Yes, it's a huge country and millions of people will be voting, but all it takes is one vote to change the results of an election.
I am tired of hearing people complain about this presidential election and who we must choose between. It's done and over with, either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be in charge of our country for the next four years, so instead of fussing about it on Facebook or Twitter, do something about it. Get out there and vote, it's your only way of having a voice in this election.
Casting your vote will take less than 20 minutes of your time, but within those twenty minutes, you will be making a decision that will affect your life for the next four years. Make sure you choose wisely.