It’s late — well, it’s late in the Eastern Time Zone — and I’ve still got a hard decision to make tomorrow.
Tuesday is less than two hours away as I write this, and I’m trying to decide for whom I shall cast a ballot.
No, not for president. I made my mind up a long time ago. I’m voting for Romney. And so should you.
No, there’s another race, a local race, and I’m deciding whether or not to vote for the Democrat.
You see, the Republican in the race is one of those long-time local politicians that, well, he’s just not the guy you want. He’s kind of a jackass. The only real problem with the Democrat is, well, he’s a Democrat.
On the one hand, I’m thinking about voting for the better candidate, which would really be the Democrat. But, things are never really as simple as that.
Here in this part of the country, most Democrats are center or even right of center. I’ve commented before that if you took Chris Christie out of New Jersey and slapped him down in, say, south Georgia, he’d fit right in. With the Democrats. He’s way too left-leaning for the Republicans around here. And, I’m not joking, or exaggerating or anything. If you think I am kidding, you really don’t know this part of the country.
Anyway, I’m thinking about voting for the Democrat because, party aside, he’s the better candidate.
But, I can’t shove party aside.
You see, I believe that enabling the local Democrats enables the state Democrats. And I believe that enabling the state Democrats enables the national Democrats. And I believe that enabling the national Democrats means you need to be beat with a stick. And more than one stick if the first one breaks.
So, here’s my predicament: do I vote for the Democrat because the Republican is a jackass? Or do I vote for the Republican because, even though he’s a jackass, voting for the Democrat just enables Democrats? Or should I not vote in that particular race and just deal with whatever happens?
I really don’t like that third option.
Now, I don’t know how many of you have such a similar situation where you’re voting. If you do, though, I’d seriously like to hear how you plan to deal with it. Heck, even if you don’t, I’d like to hear your thoughts on it, serious or otherwise.