Vote for the party whose core values are aligned with your own, disregarding the latest campaign.
Don’t be fooled by the electoral campaigns. They promise way more than they can ever deliver; you might compare it to a utopian thinking, or to a sales pitch. Anything can happen in the next electoral period, ref. sept 11th, july 22nd, and financial crisis of ’08. When you’re in the midst of deciding which party to vote for in a democratic election, vote for the party whose core values are aligned with your own.
Another aspect to keep in mind is what you want your vote to mean: Do you want to vote for whoever is most likely to win, or do you vote to ensure that a smaller party gets a larger number of representatives into parliament?
These are the reasons for why I voted for «The Green Party» today. Visit them on www.askersgronnevenner.no (in Norwegian).
In the wake of the local elections in Norway today, I felt like sharing these thoughts. I wrote this in English ’cause it applies anywhere. 🙂