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Check This: Too Many Good Options for the Dems?

With the Iowa caucus only hours away, there are still so many undecided voters. Iowan Democrats are indicating that their indecision results from an abundance of appealing candidates.

I share that sentiment. In 2004, I felt as if I had to choose the presidential candidate that irked me the least. Neither John Kerry nor George Bush got me too excited. This year, America has the chance to elect the first black president, the first female president, or another very qualified and spirited individual. One thing is for certain — this year my vote will be for a candidate, rather than against a candidate.

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LibertySugar LibertySugar 9 years
I agree, too! I'm excited that the pool is diverse, as well as inspiring and qualified (in my opinion)!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I agree with the above sentiments. I always sound like a broken record when it comes to electing our next president: "It needs to be about the issues. It needs to be about the issues." That said, it will be nice to not have to make my vote based on what I believe to be the "the lesser of two evils" this year. I have to admit that I haven't really done my research yet on any of the candidates. I don't get to vote in the primaries here, because I stubbornly refuse to affiliate with any party. I'll let the rest of you guys choose which two I can choose from.
syako syako 9 years
I completely agree with scorpstar. We should vote for candidates because of where they stand on issues and what they will actually do in the White house, not because they are a certain color or gender or religion.
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 9 years
I'm in agreement about the last Pres. election - I felt the need to vote against the candidate that I felt would be less competent and more damaging to our country, though neither candidate was really anywhere near to what my ideal choice would have been. I do hope, though, that this year, people will NOT vote on the fact that Obama could be the first black Pres or Hillary the first woman. I think those are important milestones in our history, but only if they occur honestly because the voters believe they're voting for the best candidate. I don't want Obama in the White House simply because he's black; if he ends up there, I want it to be because the American voters think he'll do the best job regardless of his race, gender, etc.
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