Wash Out

Wash out
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At last, election day. More than anything, I feel relief that the campaigns are ending. However it turns out, it won’t be a washout.

Normally I’d tell you to get out there and cast your vote, even if it’s for the candidate I don’t like. Am I wrong somehow this year not to want to say that, to ask you to just stay home if you’re not voting for my candidate? Because the other choice is too frightening to contemplate?

What’s even sadder is how, given that I’m not revealing my choice, you can read that last sentence to apply to whichever candidate you like.


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  1. billeccles Avatar


    I encourage you to investigate the third-party candidates, and not the goofy one or the clueless one. (Those other two are just about as frightening as the mainstream pair…) For example, have a look at Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn. (http://evanmcmullin.com) Not your ideal candidate? There are likely to be a zillion approved-in-Indiana write-in candidates which would better suit your taste than the mainstream four. And though the mainstream media won’t make much of it, you can go to bed this evening resting assured that you didn’t help elect the clown who wins today.


    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I am much, much more interested in preventing a particular clown from taking office, frankly and sadly. If I vote third party, I’m absolutely not accomplishing that goal. I think our choice is between two flawed candidates — one unqualified to lead, one qualified.

      1. billeccles Avatar

        I completely understand where you’re coming from and have at times shared this position with you. It saddens me that the political climate this year has made voting a defensive maneuver.

        Unfortunately (for me, anyway), I live in Connecticut where my conservative voice is largely lost, so I have the luxury of voting for a third party—something I’ve never done before, and something which felt remarkably good to do.

        I hope and pray for the best for all of us, no matter who sits in the Oval Office.

        1. billeccles Avatar

          (Isn’t it funny how I addressed my first comment as an E-mail, with perfunctory salutation and signature? Totally forgot what medium I was working on!)

        2. Jim Grey Avatar

          My usually conservative voice does carry weight in Indiana. But oy, the candidate.

      2. Joshua Fast Avatar

        I would argue to say that if their is enough support for a third party then that party will be a viable option come next election, thus freeing us from this bipartisan stalemate. Instead of choosing between the lesser of two evils, I choose to avoid it altogether. If this means i have to deal with 4 years of idiocy, I will endure to play the long game.

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          Sometimes enduring is all you can do.

  2. Gerald Avatar

    I won’t be sleeping tonight, as I’ll be watching the results as they come in. In fact, depending on the outcome, I may never have a good night’s sleep again….

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      All we can do is hope that the rest of the American governmental system shields us from the worst. Checks and balances.

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