If you have already voted, then congratulations for taking your responsibility seriously to this great nation. But if you are one of those thinking that this November election doesn't matter much, or maybe one who wants to send Obama a message that he's displeasing you, and you are going to vote for Republicans or maybe not vote, I wish you'd think about a couple of things.
One is this is the year that the census is implemented with voting districts. Republicans and Democrats have used this before to gerrymander districts in such a way that one party loses power and the other gains another seat. Because of the timing of this election, delivering legislatures to the Republicans will let them do this again. Gerrymandering makes for weird districts, aimed only at causing one party to lose and the other win seats. It is all about socially dividing districts for power.
So when you vote Republican in any election, that's one gift you are handing them. There's another, bigger one.
Recently I read an article about the possibility of Mayor Bloomberg running for president as an Independent in 2012. So here is the scenario. He runs and prevents Obama or the Republican candidate from getting enough votes to win the Electoral College. What happens then? Well the race is decided by the House of Representatives.
Let's just suppose that the other candidate is Sarah Palin which seems likely as she is saying everything to indicate she will be running. When she does, she's going to get the Republican nomination. Just look at all the nutcases they nominated this time-- Christine O' Donnell? please! The way they operate is to avoid answering questions, stay away from the main press and speak to their own followers with what seem to be big cheering masses. That influences voters. If Sarah Palin wants the Republican nomination, she's going to have it
Now the imaginary scenario is Bloomberg as an Independent and that race being decided by what you let be a Republican controlled House of Representatives under John Boehner. He's not going to choose the candidate with the popular vote when he says his whole goal is to get rid of Obama even now in 2010. And it won't be Bloomberg...
Now do you have some motivation to vote?