If you do not follow @SelfishCitizen on Twitter, then you missed some of my commentary on the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial elections:
Radio show host Mark R. Levin was like all: “Support Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia Governor! http://www.Cuccinelli.com”.
And then I was like all: “@marklevinshow re: Cuccinelli. As a Virginian, no! He can’t draw the line between his religion and my government. I will vote write-in.”
For those out of the loop, Virginia (like New Jersey) votes for state offices in the year after the national presidential elections, so for us Virginians it is all like hardcore election time for the next few days.
@CouldntBRighter and I have already had a bit of this conversion on this topic offline in the real world. He is correct in saying the Cuccinelli should be praised for his anti-ObamaCare litigation; however, for me, Cuccinelli ain’t running for Attorney General anymore and I judge him based upon the veto power of the office that he seeks.
This disagreement raises a broader question…”Both the Republican and Democratic candidates for an office are incorrigible bastards, so who should I vote for?” Some suggest that you have to vote for either the Democratic or the Republican candidate so that you can vote for a potential winner. However, I take a different approach…if both of the major party candidates are losers, then voting for either is voting for a LOSER even if they get more votes than anyone else.
Instead, I choose to act virtuously with my vote and write-in the individual whom I judge to be the best individual for the job. Yes, in Virginia, we still have that freedom. So instead of being obsequious to the selections of the Republican and Democratic party (Libertards do not count because they aren’t ligit), I chose to vote via write-in for the particular individual whom I judge best for that office. The last time I checked 1% of my precinct did the same, which in a close election is more than the margin of “victory”. Am I gonna get a parties’ attention by voting for their selection or by being the “reason” that they lost a close election?
Back to the point my friend @CouldntBRighter made “Ken’s the most pro-individual rights candidate in my 20 years in VA.” If that is not an indictment of the Republican Party in Virginia, then I don’t know what worse you could say about them…says the guy that voted Marshall Coleman for Senate [old school reference to Senate contest in 1994 between Chuck Robb(D), Oliver North(R), and Marshall Coleman(I)].
Unfortunately, we cannot vote none of the above against today’s political corruption (see other post about the modern Spoils System ); however, thinking, choosing, and voting for your own personally selected best alternative is another option when both parties offer you shite on the ballot.
In conclusion, Selfish Citizenship endorses the following candidates in the upcoming 2013 Virginia gubernatorial elections:
For Governor: Edward Cline, novelist
For Lt. Governor: Lee Sandstead, art historian
For Attorney General: Nicholas Provenzo, political activist