I agree it is a disgrace for a career politician not to vote. But for a frustrated citizen? I kind of like that Lawson woke up and said if I feel my vote doesn't count, then I will start to make it count.
It would be great to wake up the youth to first know they can make a difference together in the voting process. That's how Obama made it ... very high youth appeal. We need to encourage more good and capable young people, who are frustrated, to get involved in politics itself.
I can't stand when politicians have no other career advancement choice than to run for another office, especially when they stopped caring or their efficacy and skills are limited.
And the "good old boys" network has got to stop ... seriously. I hate to say it, but women are still an oppressed minority in American politics. America has one of the worst gender-equal governments in the whole world. Why is that? It is just getting plain embarrassing. About time America needs to practice what it preaches to the world.
I wish all the women candidates who authentically care and are capable, the most success this year in elections!
Let's make US congress and Senate better than just 17% women!! It is supposed to be a REPRESENTATIVE government. Let's finally get some respect in the World.
I truly applaud your dedication to the voting process! It is stronger than mine. I am personally not convinced that a candidate missing only a couple years voting in a 24 year voting time is enough to brand them so harshly. By your analogy, if Stacey Lawson was poor and ethnic, it would be acceptable in your book for her to feel her vote didn't matter? My decision is out yet, but I find her sincere and I don't find Stacey Lawson to be another Meg Whitman.
We need to elect someone who can most effectively make a difference for us in Washington.
My vote will likely be for a woman candidate. The U.S. has one of the most gender-biased Governments in all the World. Even Iraq has a more equitable representation of woman in Government.
and how many elections did you vote in during that same time frame?
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