My parents are disappointed, but that's just because they are hardcore republicans. Tony is happy,
But what about ME, the important person. I already said I really don't care that much, and that's basically it. My parents are disappointed that I'm so passive/eager for the communist/socialist movement (whether it be true or not). Honestly, I'm glad I couldn't vote this year. It wouldn't have mattered anyways.
BUT JACOB, I hear you say, EVERY VOTE IS IMPORTANT. I reply "no, not it's not".
There's the flawed argument that states that my single vote wouldn't matter (the race wasn't down to one vote). This is flawed because this attitude accounts for very much more than a single vote every election year, as tons of people think this.
Then there is my logical argument, that I actually do believe. You see, the people of the U.S. don't pick the president. Those millions upon millions of votes are ultimately pointless for everything except statistics. The reason? The electoral college.
The electoral college was basically founded way back when because it was easier to have representatives vote for the president than each individual person (a lot of people couldn't get to polls). The problem is, this system still exists. President-elect Obama won the race by default when approximately 50% of the votes were still being counted.
Is this bad? No, not really. He would've won by a landslide anyways, as shown by the popular poll numbers we have now. Electoral votes DO generally go the way the people of that particular state want. I'm not even arguing any of those points, I'm just saying that even if I had the capacity to vote this year, I would've been one of those votes that got counted after it was over.
Now I need to get my family to rally around Obama and support him, he's going to be our president now, whether 46% (or whatever it is) of America likes it or not. We'll be able to get a lot more done for everyone if the (north) American people are there following his decisions and being part of the process. We, the government, did not edit this last part in. Woo, go baseball and apple pie.