It is certain that I should not be too critical of anyone’s reasons for voting the way they choose. I can remember when I was too young to vote in the 1960 presidential election, but I was convinced people should vote for John Kennedy because he was young, articulate, and handsome (emphasis on handsome).
Here are some of the reasons I find people are deciding to vote a particular way in the 2016 election.
There are some who are looking for a person they like?is voting for Hillary Clinton because he likes her.
Cornel West is voting for Bernie Sanders because he thinks Medicare isn’t operating as it should and that Bernie will fix that.
Many are looking for a person who will fix what is wrong with our country and feel they have ‘nothing to lose’ by voting for someone who has actually done something. This is why Donald Trump is so popular.
Some are looking for a godly Christian who has moral fiber and character. Many see this in Dr. Ben Carson.
Believe it or not, there are actually people who think a person should vote for Hillary because she is a woman.
Quite a few college students are voting for Bernie Sanders because they think Socialism is a good thing and they want college paid for by someone other than themselves or their parents.
Some people remain committed to a party or a special interest, but party doesn’t seem to be in play as much in this election as in past elections.
I think the majority are casting protest votes. I found this quote, “My vote will be cast for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% because of my absolute and utter loathing for Sen. Mitch McConnell.” Also we know that there are those voting against the establishment and/or those holding power. Some see the power as being in Wall Street. Others believe Washington is too powerful and too corrupt.
What are you looking for in our next president and what is your biggest motivation for backing a particular candidate?
There are two things that I really want from our next president. I want a person will keep his oath and uphold and defend the Constitution of United States. This takes a person of personal integrity and character.
Proverbs 11:3: The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
There are only a few candidates in the race that I feel I can fully support.
I am praying for God’s guidance in this matter for myself and for all who will be voting. I hope you will join me.