Wednesday, June 8, 2016


I have been doing a lot of thinking about the upcoming Presidential election.
It's an election between two of the most disliked candidates in the history of the United States.
Personally, I will hold my nose and vote for the one that is less disgusting. 
I  also have another solution for those of you who can't hold your nose, which I admit is cynical, but I hope in a constructive way.
This is a political race between two flawed major candidates. If you throw your vote away on a third party candidate who can’t possibly win, or don’t vote at all, you look like a coward, plus you should always want to exercise your right as a citizen to vote.
Yet if you vote for one of the major candidates and that candidate does win, you feel responsible for the catastrophe that must follow because both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are hopelessly flawed.
So the only way to go is to have voted for the major candidate who loses.
Some of you may remember way back when Watergate engulfed President Nixon and caused him to resign or he would have been impeached by Congress. The country erupted in bumper stickers that read “Don’t blame me, I’m from Massachusetts,” because that was the one state he lost.
And that’s how you want to position yourself. You want to vote for the candidate that loses. 

Yes, it would be better to vote based on a serious analysis of the issues. But there are so many lies, rants, and moronic bull shit flying around, I don’t think that’s possible anymore.
So you might as well vote in a way that causes you the least personal embarrassment after the election is over.
Vote for the loser, that way, when one screws up, you can say “don’t blame me, I voted for the other.”
And whatever you do don’t tell anyone this is what you’re doing.
Because if it gets around, they’ll all do it, and a huge defeat becomes a catastrophic victory, and suddenly the next four years are all your fault.