As Michael Douglas said in American President, choosing who I vote for as president, senator, county commissioner, or any other elected official has “everything to do with character”.
I voted for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2008 primarily based on my choice of George W. Bush’s character over his opponents. In a msnbc.com article on April 11, 2009, Back in Texas, Bush enjoys a simpler life, President Bush was asked recently by a student at Southern Methodist University about how he made decisions as president. He replied, “You make your decisions based on principles, he said. And you never worry about popularity or polls.”
That reflects a man of principles and integrity. That is a person for whom I can vote and have no regrets doing it nine years later.