Wednesday, October 17, 2012


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.

the Ol’Buzzard 


  1. I am in agreement. I have been saying here and there for at least three months, that this whole undecided voter crap is a media generated myth. It makes for good copy and sound bites. Even if there are, I can't believe there are enough to make an election day difference. Total bullshit.

  2. and horror of all horrors..Honey boo Boo is for Obama. and I can't believe one person brought up womens's rights..they blew that one.

  3. These guys are so vastly different that how in the hell could anyone not know which side they're on. Seriously.

  4. The smart ones stay in the coma until after the election. I agree. In any election in any country at any time, how can one be "undecided"?

  5. If you asked them if they'd like a beer or a tumbler of snot on ice, they'd say "hmm..."


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."