I think it’s safe to say that many young people who will have their first opportunity to vote this upcoming November are disappointed and frustrated.
We look to our right and see a man (if we can even call him that) who not only thinks sexual assault is okay, but brags about it.
We see a man who has degraded women many times and proposed building a wall on the Mexican border and making Mexico pay for it. We see a man who is racist, xenophobic and basically a terrible human being.
Then we look to our left, and while we see a better option, at least in my opinion, it’s still not the best choice. We have the issue with the private email server, which shakes my and a lot of other people’s trust. She herself has said questionable things in the past as well.
We have two other less popular candidates too: Jill Stein from the Green Party and Gary Johnson from the Libertarian Party.
Both candidates I have researched, but I am not completely impressed with either of them. Neither seem capable of carrying out the presidency
Of course there are many others running, but most do not get much attention.
I’m not looking for a perfect candidate. No one is, especially at this point.
I am currently an undecided voter. While I know that I am definitely not voting for Donald Trump, this leaves me with three other options that I’m not really satisfied with at all.
I think many other first-time voters feel the same way. Finally, we get a chance to exercise our right to vote. It’s exciting and empowering. Then we see this election year and the mess it’s been and it has a lot of us questioning if we even want to vote in this year’s election.
Most of the people around my age I know want to vote. They just want to vote for someone who will make good decisions for the future of our country. So far, I’m not sure if any of the candidates will be able to do that.
The only thing going into this election that I’m sure of is that we cannot have Trump as our next president, especially in light of what has happened recently.
But this means I, and everyone else who does not want Trump as president, still have to vote for someone else. We have to put our trust in someone to run our country for the next four years. Unless I choose not to vote and leave it in the hands of other voters, which I know I won’t do.
Now more than ever, I feel like it’s important for young people to vote this year.
But we have limited choices. The Democratic candidate isn’t horrible, but not quite what we were hoping for (still wishing that Martin O’Malley would jump back in the race).
The Republican candidate isn’t a good representative of the GOP Party and happens to be racist and sexist.
I’m not sure how Stein or Johnson would do as president, even though they do have a few good ideas.
The only thing I’m sure about in this upcoming election is that it’s going to be an interesting one.