There was a 1985 movie called Brewster’s Millions. In this movie Richard Pryor played the role of a down and out baseball player who is set to inherit 300 million dollars. All he has to do is spend 30 million dollars and show no profit. One of his schemes is a political campaign to get voters to choose “None of the above” on election day.
I feel like I can really relate to that sentiment. I feel less like I am backing a candidate and more like I am choosing the lessor of two evils. I have always voted the party line because of my philosophical viewpoint regarding key topics like abortion, gun control and taxation.
Although one of the candidates does a great job of parroting the party line, I have no confidence in either of them that they will be other than what their predecessors have been, another in a long line of big promises and short delivery.
I am working on a statement of my views on the hot topics, and my supporting documentation. I hope it is not based on platitudes, but rather on heartfelt convictions and research.