Every election the political stakes get higher. In fact, this is the first time I can remember that I actually had a presidential candidate that I thought could do some good.
I hoped Governor Romney would be able to help the economy. I believe the key to a strong economy is creating a good environment for small business. I don't think they should receive federal (or state) aid or grants. I also don't think they should receive federally backed loans. I just think the tax and regulatory environment is very stifling for startups and that hurts everybody.
This election there were many issues I really had an opinion on. I was on the losing side of all of them.
Here are the races/initiatives that I voted on the losing side (in the order they appear on the ballot):
74 (Marriage Redefinition)*
502 (Legalizing Marijuana)*
House of Representatives District 6
Commissioner of Public Lands
Legislative District 26, Position 2
County Commissioner Dist 1
County Commissioner Dist 2
Not all of those I really cared about (* = I cared about it). The ones I didn't, I pretty much voted on the republican party line. Very few republicans won here. It surprised me how democratic the county leaned. Everybody I talked to at work seemed very republican. I guess they all live down in Mason County.