Here is the inspiring reaction from a young woman who was offered an honor that thousands would have considered a dream-come-true:
I was one of the few Ole Miss students who had a seat waiting for them at the Ford Center during the first presidential debate. That’s right, I was one of the 150 UM students who was allocated a ticket to the debate. There are over 17,700 students that attend Ole Miss and only 150 out of over 17,700 were reserved tickets to the debate. I was given an opportunity of a lifetime and I didn’t go…
So now your probably wondering what the hell I was thinking. Well I will tell you exactly what I was thinking.
I was thinking about the fact that this nation has the largest national debt in the whole world. I was thinking about the fact that over half a million people have died in the Iraq war and that over 4000 of those people are our men and women in uniform. I was thinking of the economic crisis that is taking a toll on our country and the inflation of our dollar. I was thinking about the jeopardy of my civil liberties and how they have been stepped upon.
Barack Obama and John Mccain have both voted on legislation that has helped lead us into the economic crisis we are currently in, and Obama and McCain have both voted on legislation that has denied us certain civil liberties that are protected in the constitution. And Obama and McCain both want to stay in Iraq indefinitely.
Both of these men are two evils and I refuse to have to worry about choosing the lesser of two evils.
Barack Obama and John McCain are not the only candidates on the ballot, however they were the only ones invited to the debate. Every other third party candidate should have been at that debate but they weren’t.
I don't admire Barack Obama or John McCain. These are two men I have no respect for. These men have constantly ignored the true issues facing our nation and both will lead us into an even larger train wreck. Frankly listening to these two men pretend to care about the well being of our nation is pure torture, and that is something I refuse to do upon myself, which is exactly why I refused to go to the debate.
I am one the founding members of the UM Constitutionalists, and we are trying to advocate the None of the Above campaign. To learn more about us here is a video of one of our more recent PR exposures: http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=7524909&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1
Asma Al-Sherri is a freshman political science major at the University of Mississippi.