What Do You Think of People Who Let Others Tell Them Who to Vote For

@onabreak2 (1162)
United States
February 12, 2007 10:49pm CST
I know people who let their parents tell them who to vote for. They dont research the candidates. So it is really a vote for whoever the parent wants. They dont have a clue about the candidates. I call these people stupid. I also know people who in the last election had their pastor tell them who to vote for. Because of certain issues the candidate believed in. So they blindly voted for that person. I call these people idiots too. What do you think about people who do this. I think if you dont know about the candidate then maybe they shouldnt be voting.
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Personally I don't think they should vote then. if one is going to vote they should know what they are voting for or who and why they are choosing the one they did. It shouldn't be about who told them to but by looking at the issue or the candidates and making an informed decision. If they cannot do that then they should just stay home on election day. All they are doing is corrupting the voting system by not using their own judgment. In my opinion voting only the way someone tells you to is the same as selling your vote. You are giving it up to something or someone who might not deserve it.
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@onabreak2 (1162)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I dont think they should either. It is really a pet peeve of mine. Thank you for commenting.
@elisata (569)
• Netherlands
13 Feb 07
You just wish that all people that cast their vote, know what it is all about. And make their own decision. They don't, fact of life. You would also which that all people that are going to have a baby, will be good parents evenually. They won't. Fact of life. And so on and so forth. Life does give a person a lot of choices and opportunities and unfortunately not everybody is capable or willing of using them. It's a shame. But you cannot forbid people to get married, have a child, go study, go vote, choosing the criminal side of life, since we are all equipped with a free will to decide. No certificate of guarantee comes with it, sadly...:-(