Monday, January 14, 2008

No Voice in the Primaries!

We're voting tomorrow, but our votes won't count.

I blame it on Iowa. Iowa has a law that they get to have the first primary. Who says? Why is that fair?

I think that we should either ROTATE who goes first through all 50 states and whoever went first one year goes to the end of the list the next year OR have all the primaries on the same day like we do with the final election in November. Why should Iowa and New Hampshire go first every time? Those early elections influence those kind of people who think they want to be on the side of the winner. I don't think that's an appropriate way to vote, but I know there are people who vote that way. I would prefer people to vote on issues, not on who's going to win, what their gender is, or what color their skin is.

We're going to vote tomorrow, but our vote won't count. This isn't fair, in my opinion, that my vote shouldn't count when other people's do. How is that fair?

Not only that, but the palette of choices is very narrow. We don't necessarily get to vote for who we want to win. They may not even be on the ballot and if we write it in, that vote count. Wait a minute! Is this a democracy and if so--why does my vote for my candidate not count equally with every other vote--why does it not count at all?


coffeypot said...

Every vote counts, otherwise, how would that get those big numbers?

BerryBird said...

I like your idea of rotating through the honors of first primary. I, too, am annoyed by the whole Iowa-New Hamshire hegemony. It was making me really mad when the stupid pundits kept saying certain candidates had to win NH or drop out.