We’ve heard them refer to today as “Super Tuesday.” I get the “Tuesday” reference, although I am searching for the rationale behind the “Super” reference.
I hear all of the hype about it being our “civic duty” to get to the poles and vote, but I don’t whole-heartedly agree with this either. I don’t believe that everyone who will go to the polls today is as informed on the issues or the candidates as they should be.
Take me for example; I’ve never been real big on politics, but I have tried to keep somewhat informed when the elections have rolled around. In the past, this has involved the pumping of Tom’s brain for his analysis on the issues. While it may not be the best form of information gathering, I have not just taken his opinions at face value; we have debated some of the past issues in depth. This year, however, I have been so distracted with getting on with my life (post Tom’s death) that my voter pamphlet is now buried on my kitchen counter. Aside from the ads on TV, I don’t even know what the ballot measures are.
I thought about heading to the polls to only vote for the presidential candidate, but I am now second guessing that as well. While I have some vague understanding of the candidate positions, I don’t feel that I have a strong enough understanding to truly be convicted to my candidate of choice.