Tomorrow is Election Day and the Cranky Old Broad is in her usual quandary: which of the assortment of crazies, liars and damn fools on the ballot should I vote for? I've read the newspapers and watched them puff and posture and name-call on television and newspapers. I've also seen the nasty, almost slanderous (or is that libelous? -- I always get those two confused.) TV ads that make me want to gag.
That's the way it is in Ohio this year: ugly. Once -- just once -- before I die or dementia sets in, I'd like to vote for a candidate who I truly believe in without any qualms. And I don't particularly care which party label he/she gives him/herself. I just would like to see someone honest and honorable on a ballot. Is that too much to ask? I guess so 'cause I haven't seen a politician worth a damn since I've been old enough to vote and we won't talk about how long that's been!
I wish I was like The Man who is an unrepentant, if not rabid, Republican, or like a good girlfriend who thinks all Democrats are beyond reproach. Voting a straight ticket is not, and never will be, my style. A clear choice on Election Day would be a pleasant surprise instead of trying to choose the lesser of two evils.
I know people who won't vote tomorrow and that makes me sad. They say they won't make a difference if they do. My answer to them is that not voting for sure won't make a difference. I consider my right to vote sacrosanct.
There are millions-- billions even -- of people in this world who don't have that right and would love to have that privilege. Sooooooooooooo as much as I complain about the quality of the choices presented to me at election time, I will vote tomorrow because I figure that if we don't exercise our right to vote, they might just try try to take it away. And that would be a tragedy.
Happy Voting and Happy Blogging!!!!