I'm really digging down and looking at elections other than the Presidential race, and I'm in a bit of a quandary. In several races, I have a pair of prolife candidates to choose from. Then I look at them more closely and they really both seem to have a lot of what I'm looking for.
One part of me wants to say, "When in doubt, vote for the Democrat to encourage the Democrats to stop sucking up to the abortion lobby." Part of me wants to say "Overall, though I'm not personally a Republican, the Republican party is closer to what I hold dear so I should encourage Republicans."
I'm doing an analysis on my choices for State House and the tipping point may end up being that the one guy had his people handing out coffee and cocoa to the people waiting in line to see Governor Palin on a cold October morning! (Not just for the cocoa! It just shows a go-getter attitude and an ability to attract supporters who think on their feet.)
What are y'all's thoughts?
(Ah, for the days I had a friend I saw totally eye-to-eye on across the issues. She was a stay-at-home mom who did a lot of community and political volunteering so she knew more about the candidates than I did, so I could just call her on election day and say, "Who am I voting for?" and know she'd tell me who I'd have chosen had I had the time to do the research myself. Now we live in different parts of the state and that doesn't work any more!)