HuffPo: Why Young Liberals, Like Me, Will Vote Ron PaulSubmitted by Neotheone on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 15:27
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- I've lived in Iowa my whole life, and as a senior political science major at Coe College, I understand the importance of being politically active. But the moves made recently by President Obama and Congress, coupled with some of the outrageous statements made by mainstream Republican candidates, have me nervous as the Iowa caucus fast approaches; whom can I vote for? Not a president who believes it is OK to assassinate American citizens overseas, or a president who would repeal all of the progress made to protect the environment and the rights of gays. Third party? Or just don't vote - a show of no confidence, like the Occupy Movement was doing? Then I realized there was a third option.
I worried about breaking the news to my friend Reid, a hard core liberal.
"Don't be mad at me," I told him, "but I'm afraid I have to vote Republican this coming election."