We have this rule of thumb in my family. If you do not exercise your right to vote, you relinquish your right to complain.
For me, giving up this right is out of the question. There are very few things I’m good at – but complaining is one of them. I use it far more often than my other special skills, which are limited to stain removal, guitar tuning and piano repair. Plus, those other things never come up in conversation.
So, I am getting anxious.
Here we are in the Fall of 2007. I remained unmoved by the choices available. What if there are no worthy candidates? What if I don’t want to vote for any of them? Do I just vote for the one I can “most likely stomach without increasing my antacid intake”? Can I pretend to vote? What about write-ins? Does that count?