The following is an email that I sent to my brother.
I'm very curious about something.
Was your decision to go Republican motivated in any way by some desire (possibly unconscious) to "assimilate" more, especially since we live in such a Republican heavy county? In other words, maybe like a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" kind of thing?
I feel so lost. I can't see myself registering Republican but at the same time, I'm tired of being on the losing team all the time with the fucking Democrats. The Republicans may not win elections ethically but at least THEY WIN ELECTIONS AND KNOW WHAT TO DO TO WIN ELECTIONS and as far as I'm concerned, that's all that really matters in the grand scheme of things. Like Clinton said, "you can't make any changes if you don't win elections."
I'm also starting to believe that maybe one of the reasons why Chad and I are over is because of my growing "Republicanness" (whether unconscious or not) as I've gotten older and his growing liberalness as he's gotten older. I gotta admit, I've never been a big fan of liberals (ESPECIALLY not after this election).
If I do decide to re-register to vote, I just can't see myself registering Democrat or Republican. And I don't see the point in registering with some worthless third party that's never gonna get into the White House in our lifetimes more than likely.
This election definitely changed me. For the better or worse is yet to be known.
Some quick backround on me - I was a registered Democrat for 16 years up until this past Wednesday. I contacted my local Registrar of Voters office about being removed from voter registration shortly after finding out about Kerry's concession and mailed out my request to be removed that night.
Any feedback at all (good or bad) would be greatly appreciated.