I consider myself an independent. I am fairly moderate when it comes to most things and then I lean more to one side on a handful of issues. I also know that one person is never going to embody all the things I stand for, so my concern lies with finding someone who can actually lead this country.
I was originally registered to vote in my home state of Illinois thanks to my government teacher. I spent the next four years turning down jury duty because I was going to college in a different state. My dad used to say that being tried by a jury of your peers is ridiculous, you’re actually being tried by folks too dumb to get out of jury duty. My dad is an attorney so I just smile and nod. (Hi dad!) Point being, I associated registering to vote with jury duty.
Fast forward to two weeks ago. I mentioned to a good friend of mine that if John McCain was chosen as the Republican candidate that I was going to register to vote in NC so I could vote for him. After getting over her initial shock at my lack of voting history, she heard me out. I wanted him to win eight years ago and I want him to win now.
I found this article in Newsweek, A Marine for McCain, to be a great testament to those who support McCain. I know my vote may not make a difference, but at least it will be for someone who could.