in which i follow my conscience
I voted NDP.
Yes, after all my talk of strategic voting, I did not vote strategically. Here's why.
1. Projections for our riding looked pretty good: Conservatives in the mid-30% range, Liberals in the mid-40s, and NDP in the low 20s.
2. I couldn't bring myself to vote for a party whose leader supports unending war and the use of torture.
3. The NDP is the only party that cares about the needs of ordinary Canadians.
4. I am a socialist. I'm not sure the NDP is socialist right now, but they're as close as we have on offer.
I loved voting! It's so easy and direct here. A paper ballot, an X, a cross-checking system, and you're done. Leaving the polling place, knowing Allan and I had both voted with our consciences, I was a little choked up.