Who Am I Supposed To Vote For?
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Who Am I Supposed To Vote For?

No, I'm not trying to tell you who to vote for - I'm just confused.

Who Am I Supposed To Vote For?

Hi there. So, I, uh, am kinda new to this whole being old enough to vote thing. And it just so happens that this year is a pretty big year for a first time voter. So at first, I was pretty nervous. I thought to myself, "I finally have a chance to help change the world, for the better." To me, that meant voting for things I think are important and choosing the right person to be the leader of our country. I guess I just wasn't prepared for having to vote in an election where I don't think there is a 'right person' to be the next president of the United States.

I grew up sitting in class, wide-eyed, as I listened to my teachers talk about the great heroes of our nation: our presidents. Presidents who were, in fact, so great that I got school days off in honor of their birthdays every February. As I got older, I heard people complain about certain presidents, but I kind of just assumed that everyone else was simply voting for the wrong person. How could there not be any good options to pick for the spot of president? Shouldn't it be easy to pick the best person out of group of great people?

Apparently that was pretty naive of me. I had too much hope for our world, too much faith in the good side of people. Or at least that's the vibe I'm getting as I'm looking at the two front runners for the 2016 Presidential Race. I thought I would have to pick between two candidates who would both be a great option, but instead, it feels more like I'm trying to pick the lesser of two evils. I shouldn't have to vote for a person that I think will run the country into the ground, and I really shouldn't have to choose between two people that I believe will both run the country into the ground. The president is supposed to be the leader of our country, the face of our nation, and the person in charge of protecting the people. And I'm very afraid, because I don't think we have someone who can do that for us. I don't want a liar or a racist as the figurehead of the country I live in. I want a leader I can be proud of, not afraid of. How did the political system of the land of the free and the home of the brave come to this point?

I think all I'm really trying to do with this article is to point out the extent of the joke our political system has become. People are calling for animals as presidents, a break from a president for a couple of years, or a redo of the presidential candidate options jokingly, but I think everyone has at least considered these seemingly absurd options, even if it's for just a second. In all honesty, if I had to pick between a dog or our current presidential candidates, well, let's just say I'll be sending dog toys to the White House.

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