It Was An Empty And Depressing Feeling Walking Out Of The Voting Booth For Me But...Submitted by kevink on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 21:36
...NY doesn't count write-in votes (as far as I know) so I figured I'd at least make sure my protest vote got counted. In other words, I voted for the guy who is "not my candidate" (though I still think he's light years better than Obamney) - Gary Johnson. I have to say I'm envious of the feeling many of you on here wrote about today. I really wanted to vote my conscience but I let my practical side win out. I know GJ won't win but I want TPTB to see that people came out to vote on a cold day in NY after a hurricane and voted for a candidate they knew wouldn't win. THAT'S how much we're disenfranchised w/ the current system. I know it doesn't make a lick of difference to TPTB but I felt compelled anyway.
I hope I won't be considered a traitor. I donated over $1000 to Ron Paul ($0 to Gary Johnson), made hundreds of phone banking calls, voted for him in the primary, and talked to many friends about his message. I know it's highly unlikely I'll get a chance to vote for him in 2016 but I'm hoping against hope.