Sheen, of Lincoln, Nebraska, says his vote is coming down to one issue: abortion. Sheen says he’s “definitely pro-life” and he’s trying to decide whether Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain is more in line with his views. “Neither of them have the track record I would like in a political candidate. So at this point, it’s me sort of deciding upon, who do I think will be the best representation for if something is able to happen with the issue of abortion,” he says. — Isn’t this one pretty clear? Someone who is anti-abortion (I don’t agree with the term “pro-life”) has only one choice here, no? One candidate will appoint conservative justices, one will appoint more liberal ones. Am I missing something?
In McCain’s home state of Arizona, iReporter Kyle Aevermann, 21, is preparing to vote in his first presidential election. He is one of the few who has yet to reach a decision on his vote, although he knows he will not vote for the state’s long-time senator. Aevermann is debating between Obama and Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney, although he acknowledges voting for McKinney might be a “waste of a vote.” — This kind of undecided I get. This is where I was with Nader/Gore way back when. I broke for Nader, largely because I knew it didn’t matter much in New York. Gore simply didn’t represent my views as well as Nader did. And honestly, McKinney probably represents my views as well if not slightly better than Obama. I’ve made a decision to get behind someone I feel is competent enough to handle the job, and who has great symbolic and cultural weight. The fact that I agree with lots of his ideals make the decision a lot easier. Still, I completely get the pull between voting for major party vs. third/fourth party in terms of following one’s conscience. Paul supporters, McKinney supporters — it makes sense to me that they’re undecided.
But McCain vs. Obama? You’re torn still? Really?