Figuring out Other Voters
Mark wrote about his experience in his own information gathering attempt as an exit pollster in New Hampshire
. The results are quite interesting. He did come away feeling that people geniuinely cared
and do want to turn this country around. He asked questions pertaining to strategic voting and found quite a bit of it happening. I linked to one post and another with further information is just below.
I still hold fast to the idea that a primary is not the time to compromise. It is my one chance to vote for the candidate that represents the platform I would most like to see implemented. There will always be plenty of time for compromise later, even if my dream candidate happened to win. In "An Electable Candidate", the CS Monitor asks: But elections are diminished when voters don't choose a candidate who best represents them, putting pragmatism ahead of principles. If every voter simply tried to figure out what other voters want in a president, who would be the authentic voter?
Inside the Mind of the Primary Voter
a great cartoon by Kevin Moore
I guess I hold tight to authenticity when I can see it.
posted by Cyndy