I don’t care much for American politics. The constant mud-slinging is a definite turn-off for me and it seems that people vote for charisma more than the issues and substance behind a politician’s words. Much like the cases we’ve discussed in class, there always seems to be someone who loses when the government makes a decision, so it’s hard for me to pick a side. I never really took an interest in elections but since this is the first time I can vote in the presidential race, I’ve been trying to pay a bit more attention to the issues at hand.
I took the Pew Research quiz and it turns out I’m a “Main Street Republican. In the spectrum of political parties, this puts me in between Staunch Conservatives and Libertarians. I tend to consider myself kind-of a Republican kind-of not because I generally don’t have the strong opinions on social issues that most Republican candidates are known for. For me, neither of the candidates’ views on all the issues completely align with my on so I vote based on the issues that are most important to me. I believe the economy is of first and foremost importance so my vote will be for who I feel has the best plan for strengthening ours.