I’ve made up my mind on who I’ll be voting for in less than three months.
I’d be interested in visitor comments on who they think I will be voting for. Here’s some more information that might help:
I haven’t always voted, but in previous presidential elections where I did, I voted for Ronald Reagan and George Bush.
Before I went in the navy, I lived in the older George Bush’s congressional district in Texas and for some reason I paid atttention to what he was doing over the years. I knew when he was ambassador to China and head of the CIA.
I can trace my ancestry back to the 1600s in Virgina, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey — WASP all the way (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) — and if I ain’t, I’m not tellin’.
As a couple, we are better off than we were 4 years ago and 8 years ago. I have benefited personally and professionally from the policies of the current administration.
I served in the United States Navy for just short of nine years and was honorably discharged at the end of my last enlistment. I got most of my college education under the G.I. Bill.
I own a rifle and a shotgun and have fired the shotgun from my front yard.
We live in the south along a country highway and I drive a big red pickup truck. We’re into camping and RVing.
I graduated from high school in 1970 from a southern school that was not yet integrated. Our kids graduated from an all white southern high school in the 1990s.
When I was in high school, we were poor “white trash.”
I supported the invasion of “Iraq,” though I wasn’t sure we were doing the right thing.
I support controlled and responsible drilling for oil offshore and in areas like ANWR. The technology is there to do it with minimal impact to the environment.
I believe that we need, as a country, to invest heavily in new nuclear power plants. Nuclear power has a proven track record and we are going to need a lot of new electrical power capability if we are going to really move away from foreign oil.
I am a small investor in oil and natural gas production. I’m not a speculator. My investments are at the well-head.
I’ve been retired for over a year and a half. When I was working, I didn’t talk about politics because most of the people I worked with had very different views. I’m back contracting in the same office I retired from and, surprisingly, we are in much more agreement than we used to be.
A very small part of my reasons for voting the way I will be voting is based on the racial heritage of the candidates.
I think an abortion is a very bad thing.
I’m uncomfortable with gays getting married.
A very small part of my reasons for voting the way I will be voting is based on the ages of the candidates.
Please make a guess about who you think I’m going to be voting for. After a reasonable period of time, I will let ya’ll know in a post who I will be voting for.