I don't remember ever, an election being so divisive, even within a family...even within a husband and a wife. I don't remember people being so dumb - I don't remember the news media, being so partisan. I don't remember when candidates were so flawed. I don't remember when character, really doesn't count and I don't remember myself being so undecided, at this stage of the game.
I have mentioned before, that I am not a Hillary fan, so she is out of the question. I just can't stand her and it's been that way for years. I've followed her, read up on her - no one can change my mind. My dilemma is:
Do I vote 3rd party?
Do I write in a candidate I like?
Do I leave it blank?
I also can't vote for Trump. I am a rape survivor. I was 6 years old and I was gang raped by 4 construction workers. It took me YEARS to work through, all of that, with what I could remember because I did block out, a lot of it. When I heard Trump say what he said, it flashed me back, to the actual rape. Up till that video, I hadn't thought about it in years.
It has hurt me, that some, who knew my past - kept trying to justify why they thought I should vote for Trump. Like I was to just forget how I felt when I heard him say what he said? Yeah, my feelings shouldn't determine my vote. WELL, I don't always go by my feelings but I can't shake these.
Same as with Hillary and Bill. I can't stand Bill. Sure he isn't running. But he will be in the White House and he is a dirty old man. I don't want to have to hear about him - it all makes me sick.
Character doesn't count anymore. Would you let your beautiful teenage daughter be alone in a room, with Trump or Bill? Could you trust that Hillary wouldn't try and cover up, that he did something to your daughter?
I also hate when sexual assault becomes partisan. Bill's rape and sexual allegations are okay with the people voting for Hillary. They just give them both a pass. Same with Trump. The people just give him a pass.
Yes I know what is at stake. So, I have to lower myself, to vote for what is at stake? I have to renege on my own integrity?
Terrible, terrible election.