Who Am I Voting For?
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 10/7/2008
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
While I was in Argentina, one of the topics others asked me was about my opinion on American politics and whether I'm republican or democrat.
I'm neither. I registered myself as an independent voter. I am not too happy with either of the main political parties.
I have another understanding of American politics when I participated in my university's student government as a senator. As a side note, it's been a good experience but sometimes it can be frustrating and sometimes we can get on each others nerves. It was a good experience and I learned a lot so I have no regrets. I am quitting from my senator position.
I don't really like either McCain or Obama. It's like two rotten apples and trying to pick the lesser of the two evils. Sometimes, I really feel that they are not that much different from each other.
I'm so far leaning towards Obama.