After much painful and gut-wretching wrestling with myself that summer and fall, I voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. It’s one of the few things in my life I truly regret. Only twice have I voted against my core beliefs in a presidential election: once for Bob Dole in 1996 and, again, in 2012 for Romney.
I am happy to state that since I’ve been able to vote (1988 was my first election), I voted for Ron Paul three times. Indeed, I’ve voted Libertarian in every other presidential election.
This year, I supported Rand Paul–not just as the best of a bad bunch, but as a truly good man. That obviously faded.
Now that we’re basically down to Clinton for the Democrats; Trump for the Republicans; and Johnson for the Libertarians, I will be throwing what very little weight I carry (if any–it’s possibly negative) for Gary Johnson. There are lots of things about him that I would change (especially his views on abortion), and I’m sorry he’s so taken with pot, but he’s not evil. In fact, I get the feeling he’s a really good guy.
So, unless it comes out that he’s a devil worshiper or something equally evil, he has my vote.