Merry Christmas to all my AmSpec friends. My friend Rick Martinez, who writes a weekly column for The News & Observer of Raleigh, today has a great piece about why some people have legitimate reasons – like religious beliefs – for not voting for who otherwise might be their best “issues” candidate:
Why not? What’s wrong with voting for or against someone because of his or her religion?
I know, it’s the whole church versus state thing. But implicit in the right to vote is the freedom to base that vote on any factor one desires, including a candidate’s religion.
Rick goes on to say how he has recovered from his own “informed voter” snobbery, among other things. Terrific read.