Voting for a presidential candidate may be one of the most important things an American citizen can do. Therefore, the voting process should be carefully thought out and before entering the voting booth, one should be absolutely sure they are convinced of their decision for which they are voting. People vote for a man, he is elected, and months later, they are complaining about whom they chose. This article will focus on three do’s and three don’ts of voting for a presidential candidate.
DON’T# 1: Don’t vote for a “pretty boy!” Pretty boys never do much except look pretty and most of the time, they don’t like to get their hands dirty. These are the men that dodge the draft or have soft hands and they are not the men that should be running the country. Ronald Reagan and Franklin were two of the greatest United States presidents ever, and were definitely not pretty boys. Both of these men held positions in the military and knew how to get their hands dirty. Although Reagan played some roles in films, he knew how to work with his hands and according to Ronald Reagan, he was a “jack of all trades.” Pretty boys don’t do much except look in the mirror and make sure every hair is combed in the right direction. Voting for a presidential candidate should not include noticing how pretty they are!
DON’T# 2: Don’t vote for a “pretty talker!” Anybody can talk, but not everybody can walk! Usually, the perfect talkers are the ones that perfected talking, but do very little. Sales people are stereotyped as shady people, and whether or not that is true has still labeled good talkers as shady. Pretty talking politicians know how to move a crowd and win based on much of their skilled speech, but what is more impressive is a lousy talker that gets the job done.
DON’T# 3: Don’t vote for a party! This is perhaps one of the biggest mistakes that voters make! No matter who is running for office, they choose their party. A Republican voter may analyze two candidates and find that the Democrat fits what he is looking for more. People that vote for a party instead of an individual usually find they are disappointed for whom they voted.
DO# 1: Do have a good judge of character! You can judge a person’s character if you weigh their past and how they act. Most people should not “judge a book by its cover”, but in a presidential race, you have to. The truth is everyone can be a true judge of character if they try and this is necessary when voting for a presidential candidate.
DO# 2: Do judge their patriotism! If a man running for president is not patriotic, they do not deserve to be the President of the United States. Watch how they act during the national anthem if you have a chance or see if they display any patriotic clothing or items on their clothes and this will tell you if they are patriotic.
DO# 3: Do notice if they ever do anything to indicate they are a Christian! This may be the most controversial point, but the song does say “God Bless America” and the Founding Fathers based the Constitution of the United States on the Bible. The early Presidents used the Bible often in their speeches according to this site and if they set up this country on God’s principles, then it is crucial to “follow suit” no matter what the A.C.L.U. says.
Voting is the right of every American citizen and should be done very cautiously so there will be no complaints from the voter after the election is done. At least the voter knows they did their part!