How I choose NOT to vote for a candidate

I don't know about you, but I didn't think this day would ever get here. I get so tired of hearing about candidates. I get tired of them showing up at my house, the ads everywhere and their smiling faces  from every print source.

I originally wrote this post for the primaries. Since today is the general election I thought I'd share some ways I chose a candidate, when I can't  decide another way.

 Here is the top 5 ways I eliminate candidates.

1. If you feel the need to tell me that you are a "life long resident" of this great county. I will assume you are saying non life long residents like myself are less qualified, no matter if we have lived here for 20 years.

2. If you feel the need to plaster crosses or any other christian symbols on your sign, I will avoid you. I have no problem with Christians. I'm a proud Methodist. But, I don't believe in using Christ to gain voters.

3. If you have a dumb nick name. People you are running for office, its time to let go of your fraternity days and go by a real name. For the love of all that is Holy, how can I take a person called buttermilk seriously. I just keep wondering how did you get this name? Do I even really want to know? There was a whole news piece on nick names among Kentucky candidates. That's hard hitting news here.

4. If you chose to tell us your party affiliation when its a non partisan race, I'm going to assume you are not really willing to be bipartisan. Therefore I am going to keep looking for a better candidate.

5. Ok I know this is super shallow, but I will judge you based on how you look when you put your picture on your campaign material.

6. If your ads are super dumb and childish


  1. My mom picks whoever has better hair. She even voted for Clinton (my dad and I are very republican) so now my dad tries to keep her away from the polls on election day. It's pretty funny.
    I agree about childish ads. No one under the age of 18 is voting, so why are you acting like voters are stupid children?

  2. Do people at the local level even matter? I mean, what powers do they have? I love it when they make it sound like they're going to "clean house," and it's like, dude, all you can pretty much do is control a 5 figure budget and hand out ordinances for grass that's too tall. Slow your dinner roll.

    1. I don't think they do, but in this town you'd think they were running for president. I still don't even know what a magistrate or judge executive does

  3. Yes to all of these!

    Politics can make my head hurt.

  4. Ha, this is fantastic! Politics always felt so overwhelming, and I never really knew who to vote for. But I love your criteria for choosing candidates. I think I might use some of these ideas for the next election here. :)

    The Girly Gamer

  5. They show election ads NON-STOP here, I want to shoot my TV at times. I hate attack ads, I feel like they only give me half the story the one that benefits them.


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