October 19, 2016
No Vote Here.
I was raised in a home and within a community where politics are taken quite seriously. From an early age, I knew it was my right, my privilege and my obligation to vote. Over the years, with each election, I debate the pros and cons of the candidates and vote according to their platform and my own beliefs. Our system here in Canada is pretty straight forward and we are fortunate to not have a really long election process. We've always followed the American elections and I personally loved the Obamas in the White House. This new journey our neighbors in the south are on though has really got me concerned for all. Fearfully worried.
It's quite a helpless feeling to watch something so confusing unfold and there is nothing we can do or say to make it work out nicely. And yet, we will all be so impacted by the decisions made on November 8th. I know that if I was having to cast a ballot, either candidate is not who I would want to vote for. One in particular is a huge worry. His comments and aggressive behavior are puzzling and it's not clear to me why anyone would consider him to become the leader of a prominent country. She has her own faults, as we all do, but I think at least her experience of being a former President's wife does give her some lead over someone who has not held office prior to this pivotal time in the political landscape. Neither is great, neither is perfect, neither is ideal, neither is completely worthy. And yet, they are the two choices.
We will watch with great interest on the 8th and hope that the right decision will be made. Thinking of all those who have to make this difficult choice.