Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)
Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:31 PM
cthulu2016 (10,960 posts)
20. As the author of the most popular "I didn't vote for" OPs...
We all voted for Obama because it was better than not voting for Obama.
That's a given.
And he is more trustworthy than the alternative. Also a given.
But to say that one voted for him for the purpose of delegating one's own values makes little sense.
I often assume that what Obama is doing is right when I have no reason to think otherwise. And I give him the benefit of the doubt in a lot of close calls. (Particularly in foreign affairs)
But I don't trust Obama in preference to my own values, or what I know. I don't have a child/parent relationship with him.
Since we only have two parties I think people ought to say what they did vote for.
That doesn't mean Obama will listen... no more than ones' candidate is guaranteed to win. But voting is not the end of the citizen's involvement with the political life of the nation.
And, of course, a 'grand bargain' would not make we wish I had voted for someone else.
Obama was the best available choice and it is hard to imagine anything he could do that anyone would need to reconsider that calculation.
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