Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Caucus Time . . .
My state is having their first ever Caucus tonight. I was hesitant about the idea at first, also felt very forced by my state to join a party. I still feel that way. I like to commit, but only when I feel compelled to by my own means. Maybe I would have eventually declared, but I still have a bit of a feeling of contention about it all.
Having said that, I turned in my declaration form on Friday and am ready for the caucus tonight. I am more prepared for this Presidential election than any other. I have spent a lot of time in research, contemplation, and prayer about my decision and last week had my decision down to two of the candidates (Mitt Romney & Ron Paul ) with a strong leaning toward one of them, Romney. Mr. Romney came to our area to speak last week, and even though I was unable to attend, the local news station broadcast it for everyone.
He is a great speaker and I think motivated the crowd with the right words, but I felt that he didn't educate me about his stance on many issues. I still went away from his 15 minute message feeling unsure of him.
Ron Paul came to our area last night and spoke. Dr Paul educated me. He spoke of almost every issue you can imagine. But he didn't just tell you what he would do to fix it, he spoke about why the issue is right or wrong. He explained the constitutionality of the issues, why they are hurting or helping America today, and then explained the Constitutional means by which it should be remedied.
After Mr. Romney's message, I still had an unsure feeling. after Dr. Paul's message, and frankly about half way through it, I feel sure that I had my candidate. So, for the last few days, I have been doing more research, contemplation, and prayer and now I know who I am casting my vote for, Ron Paul.
I would hope that which ever candidate you decide to vote for, you have come to that decision through your own research and thought. So, I encourage you all to participate in the process that is a right to all Americans, VOTE!!!!
Below are links to various sites that helped me make my decision:
Ron Paul's message:
Mitt Romney's Message:
Good Luck & Enjoy!