Today, as you may have heard, is kind of an important day for some people. It is that day that comes along once every four years where the majority officially exerts its will on the rest of the country. Yet, as in years past, there will be the inevitable number of citizens choosing to shirk their “duty” by skipping the entire affair. But that is their right, and in essence, it is a vote. Some are just lazy, and some have a favorite candidate, but think their vote doesn’t matter. There is, however, a number of “voters” out there consciously choosing not to choose either/any of the candidates. They may be casting their vote against the entire sordid process, or refusing (or unable) to choose the lesser of two evils.
I think Jon Stewart hit the nail on the head with his October 21st show Showing, succinctly, how the two front runners are nearly identical in style and substance. Is it any wonder some choose to refuse?
There are, of course, many reasons to vote. You may find it cathartic to have a hand in putting and end to the longest and arguably most annoying election season in history. Or, you may just want to avoid a visit from Puffy and his vote or die gang. Whatever you do or don’t do today, own it and don’t let anyone make you feel bad about the choice you have made.