Well friends only a few days remain until election day 2016. What course will Americans choose? Whose dirt slinging and name calling will win out? Which schoolyard bully will they go with? Will it be the Clinton “Stronger Together; I’m With Her” business as usual – same old shit route or the Trump “I will fix it” road to who knows where, “Make America Great Again” movement? It’s a tough call. On the one hand you have a career politician whose track record is littered with far too many lies to count, facing off against a career businessman with absolutely no political experience but an equally shoddy track record of lies, shady dealings and myopic remark. I’m a firm believer in the notion that “change is good,” but I don’t believe that either candidate is capable of bringing about the changes that our country desperately needs. Still, good or bad, I’ve made my decision.
That’s right, I made the time today to sit down and fill out my absentee ballot which was no easy task. Going over all the election materials was time consuming and a real pain in the ass, particularly with all the propositions on the California ballot. There are 17 state measures on the ballot. Be sure to read all the literature and do some Goggling if necessary before making your decisions. These measures will have a long lasting effect on Californians so do your research. Simply relying on television political ads, mailings, recorded phone calls or billboards is NOT making an informed decision. Think before you vote.
Of course the presidential decision was the most difficult. I saved it for last. As I’ve stated time and again, I don’t like Clinton and I can’t stand Trump which made my decision nearly impossible. For awhile I even considered leaving that portion of the ballot blank, but I couldn’t bring myself to do that. In time I came to what is, at least for me, a logical decision, one I can live with. If you still haven’t decided on which candidate to vote for, I strongly suggest you get down to it and make a decision soon, time is growing short. Come Tuesday many potential voters who just can’t make up their minds will choose to do the unthinkable and simply not vote at all and that is simply unacceptable. Selecting the president is our right. We have a duty to perform. Your vote counts, all votes count. Those who choose not to vote have no right to complain about the outcome of the election but as is often the case they are the ones who complain the loudest.
With that said, will you be among those citizens fulfilling their civic obligation this Tuesday in this all important presidential election or will you be one of the dead beats who don’t bother to cast their vote? The choice is yours.