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The People's Candidate

Tomorrow is election day. Unfortunately, the television ads, radio spots and flyers are not going to stop after tomorrow. In fact, I am sure that it is going to get worse.

Here is my problem... There is no candidate in any election, especially the presidential election, that encompasses what I want to see. And, I think I am not the only person out there that feels the same way. Every candidate is either very left or very right. There is no candidate for the people that sit firmly on the fencepost.

The two party system that the United States employs has evolved into an unusable mess. Democrats vote against Republican bills because they are brought by Republicans. Republicans vote against Democrat bills because the are brought by Democrats.

The system is broken. There is no middle ground.

Where is my candidate?

I am for tax reform and I want my taxes to be lower. I know that I need to pay taxes, but I would really like the pie to be a little more evenly distributed.
I want a strong military, but I don't want to use it unless we have to.
I am for abortion rights, but I am personally antiabortion.
I am for smart gun control.
I want to reduce our dependance on foreign oil, even if it means drilling in Alaska.
I think the environment should be protected intelligently.

This is just part of my list. If I fit in to any political party, it is probably the Republican party. Some of my views are outside of their doctrine, but it is the closest I am going to get. My main problem is that I do not identify with the religious holy-rolling that goes on there.

As with the previous few elections, we will have to choose the lesser of two evils, whichever one that happens to be. At this point, I am not sure there is one.

"Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds." - Henry Brooks Adams