Monday, October 11, 2010

I hate having to choose the lesser of two evils

So two years ago I voted for my congressman, Gerry Connolly, for several reasons; one of which his campaigns response to my question to his campaign concerning seperation of church and state especially in regards to science education.  Now, 2 years later, all I see from him are adds touting his anti-tax conservative bonafides.  Now I know it's too much to ask for a progressive in Virginia...but really must my candidate campaign in a way that makes me completely unexcited to vote for him?  If his opponent wasn't completely bat shit insane I would actually be worried.

1 comment:

  1. A progressive in Virginia would actually be a moderate in several other parts of the country; I think the dynamic you speak of can account for this supposed "enthusiasm gap" between the right and the left (one that may or may not exist -- it really depends on which media narrative you buy). Frankly, even though a lot of the candidates with a D after their name are underwhelming, they're still a damn sight better than those with an R after their name. I'll move to Mongolia before I vote for an R ...