Wednesday, October 17, 2012
THE UNDECIDED VOTER
I watched the presidential debates last nights and was pleased with the President’s performance. It seems he finally realized that a debate is a confrontation of ideas, and that just defending his own policies is not enough.
Throughout the debate the President had Romney on the ropes on every issue. The combativeness of the President and the frustration of Romney reminded me of the final court scene in Inherit the Wind: the President often left Romney babbling in defense of his canned statements. Toward the end I almost expected Romney to start naming the books of the Bible. But that is not my issue.
It seems that the panel was made up of undecided voters. Now, one year into election politics, with 24-7 news coverage on the candidates and their policies, and with only three weeks before election it seems incredible to me that anyone could still be ‘undecided.’
Where have these people been: living in a cave? Did they just come out of a comma or recover from a lobotomy? Did they just wander away from their West Virginia church where they speak in tongs and dance with snakes; or escape from the front porch of their deep south home where their brother-grandpa-uncle-daddy forgot to keep an eye on them while they were playing Deliverance on their banjo?
If three weeks before the election you are still waiting for the dramatic sound bite to decide who you will vote for, then just don’t vote. You are not informed. You are a moron. Just stay home on November 6 and watch reruns of Honey Boo Boo; because flipping a coin in the voting booth does not mean you are a responsible citizen.