The Taftese Guide to Choosing a Political Party

It's clear that we, as a country, are very confused right now.

We all know the bizarre details of the 2000 presidential election, when a man who won the popular vote lost the election.

Last Tuesday, Americans went to the voting booths again. This time, roughly 30 percent of us voted to have a Republican congress to match our non-popular-vote elected Republican president. To make matters even more confusing, the same 30 percent voted to have mostly Democratic governors.

It kind of makes you wonder what would happen if the majority of the country voted in an election; the last time that happened was 2000.


I personally believe a lot of America's confusion and general voter apathy has a lot to do with conflicting political ideals; namely, our inherent desire to have public services (Education, hooray!), and our inherent desire to not want to pay for them (Taxes, boo!). So, because I am a believer in democracy, I have prepared a guide to help those of you who are undecided about picking a political party for the 2004 election.

Also appeared in November 14, 2002 edition of the MU Student News