Posted by Liz R
on November 03, 2000 at 14:17:09:
In Reply to: Re: Who do we vote for? posted by Political idealism never seems to be a realistic view-Grandma Peg on November 01, 2000 at 21:59:38:
: : Do we really have a choice
: : or is it twiddle-dum vs twiddle-di?
: REPLY; Anyone who makes promises in political speaches is always hard pressed to make them a realitiy, they forget that they have opponets in Congress to convince and that the act of attaching riders to bills is still in play. I thought a law had been passed to stop that but seems it's not so. So, if there's something attached, whether it pertains to that bill or not, it could get passed with the one the Pres. wanted. It's not even the 'party in power' who always 'runs things' as all the political parties are further influenced by the fact that some of the participants are liberals, moderates or conservatives and who may yet vote Their choices instead of what their constituency wants. I have likes and dislikes too so I look to the party whose platform declares the most important ones to me are also theirs. In the fall election for Pres., you can also split your ticket and vote for whomever you dern well please...if they are a declared still in the race person, which Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck ain't. But for gosh sakes, VOTE! Don't sit home and moan, before or after. As is a common saying, if you don't vote, you got no right to gripe. So Yes, in spite of all the political wrangling and similarities, GO VOTE anyway! Grandma Peg