While it’s not 100% sure right now, it’s reasonable to assume that the 2016 election for president will happen between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. And I need insight from other people about what to do. Please read and help.
I won’t be voting for Trump. There’s no scenario where I will be doing that. No offense to those who are Trump supporters. I can’t judge you. You’re just making the choice you think is best. But I do respectfully disagree with your choice.
I might vote for Hilary. Here’s where I am very torn. I don’t know whether to help put her in the White House or not. She is not a terrible candidate by any stretch, but she’s not exactly what I want in a president.
Now, I understand that pretty much nobody gets a president who is exactly what they want. But my self controversy comes into play because there is a candidate who appeals to me more than Hilary.
His name is Gray Johnson. And if you haven’t heard of him, he’s on the Libertarian ticket. This former governor of New Mexico seems to agree with me on a lot more than Hilary does. If you wanna hear a good long form interview with him I suggest the Rubin Report.
I’m not gonna get into the specifics as to why I prefer him to Hilary. If you’re interested, ask in the comments and I’ll happily tell you. But this post is about me asking for your opinion.
Should I vote for the candidate I genuinely believe would be a better president or do I vote for the person who has a realistic chance of beating the candidate I disagree with the most? And by the way, I want advice from anyone and everyone. I don’t want to limit myself to democrats or independents. My question is more universal:
If the candidate you preferred the most had no realistic chance of winning, but the candidate you kinda liked was the only one who could beat the candidate you fear the most, who would you vote for?
I really appreciate any opinions/insight anyone has, please.