The other day I picked up my absentee ballot from my post office box. As some of you may recall, I’ve decided to go all absentee ballot, all of the time. Actually, this only counts for the “big” elections since the state doesn’t allow you to use this particular absentee balloting system for the smaller elections like the School Board. The ballot that I received did have small, local elections on it, but I’m permitted to vote in them since the larger election is for governor.
And what a decision we have to make in New Jersey politics, huh?
I think I’ve made it obvious on previous posts on this blog that I’m no big fan of Governor Money Bags (aka Jon Corzine). How this state elected a multi-millionaire to be the governor – especially when he ran on the basis of being able to understand the common man. How can a guy who doesn’t have to worry about money EVER understand what it’s like to be a regular person trying to survive in New Jersey?! Good grief!
Of course, like most statewide elections, the Democrats in New Jersey can get away with anything that they want because they have Essex and Camden counties on lock down. The amount of votes in those two counties is significant and puts the Democrats in a situation where they only need to get a few percentage points in each of the other counties to win major elections. It’s a shame, really.
But this election is different. New Jerseyans are fed up with the deteriorating state of our government and they want real change. Sound familiar? My concern is that while I’ll probably vote for Chris Christie, I’m not particularly voting FOR him, but rather against Corzine. And I’d much rather vote for Dagget or the Libertarian candidate, but I despise Corzine so much that I feel compelled to vote for the only guy who has a real chance to beat him.
A sorry state of affairs in Nw Jersey