I read about the presidential election. I weighed the issues. I watched the debates. I listened to my friends and family tell me their reasoning for choosing their favorite. I am not going to say why or how I came to this decision, but I honestly could not make a vote for either of the top two candidates today. I had planned on it, and I was going to keep my selection to myself and leave it at that. However this time, I do not want to vote for the US president.
There was one race today I was interested in, so I walked on over to the local school where I received a ballot and went into a booth. I was hoping for a curtain to pull behind me as I went in the space, but there was none. First on the ballot was the presidential race, followed by the senatorial race (which is the reason I voted today). I filled in the oval for my selection and that was that. But it felt so wrong to not be voting for our next president. I was stalling in the booth, figuring I had to be the only person alive actually debating who to vote for while in the midst of the voting process.
Then, I recalled the conversation I had with Max as we were driving to school. He told me that they got to vote for the president today. I asked him who he was going to pick and he said, “I don’t know.” Then I asked if he knew who was running, “Okahama and I forget the other one.” He told me he would vote for whoever I voted for and I told him that was not the way you make your choice. I told him to vote for whoever he wanted to be president and if it was not one of those two, he could write in who he wanted to be president. He told me he would write my name in 🙂