I am both embarrassed and proud to say that I have finally, for the first time ever, voted in a general election for US President as well as local ballots, initiatives, propositions and political offices. I got tired of people saying that those who don’t vote shouldn’t complain. Got tired of it mainly because I knew them to be correct.
I have never been a big fan of politics. I think it to be generally participated in by people who just say what they think the voters want to hear, and that they will go to some really dirty ends to achieve the power they so badly crave. This time it just felt different. I strongly felt it was my duty and I proudly voted to re-elect President Obama but I have no ill-will against those who voted for Romney. They had their convictions, just as I had mine.
For being my first time voting I think I did very well. Out of the nineteen people/ballots/propositions that I voted for, fourteen went my way. But I still don’t like politics.