There are more than two choices for the upcoming presidential election.
Most of us won’t even see the names of the other candidates until we go to cast our vote tomorrow. Unfortunately, only the two political parties with the most campaign funding typically make it into most American’s decision-making process.
Who do you think is funding those campaigns?
I have never associated with a certain political party and tend to base my voting decisions on the candidates running at any given election. But I’m always upset at how if we rely solely on the media and campaign advertisements to make a voting decision, there are really only two choices.
According to an article published in August in The New York Times, “This is the first presidential election since the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case removed the last barriers to campaign spending by corporations and other groups. Analysts are bracing for a tidal wave of money from rich individuals, companies and labor unions that could alter the political landscape and transform American democracy.”
So, we are really only presented with two presidential candidates based on their extraneous marketing budgets and the crafty positioning used to win certain segments of the population’s votes.
I would never suggest how you should vote. But I hope you’ll look into the other — less celebritized — presidential candidates running for office. They may better represent what’s important to you.
And I hope you do exercise your right to vote. Even if you feel that your voice doesn’t matter. If we give up, our voices will be gone all together.
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