Monday, October 27, 2008

The way to my heart... through Ayn Rand. She's a smart girl, that Emily. A smart girl who sent me the following in an email entitled, "I can't let up on my crusade!!!"

AR: I'd rather vote for Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, or Jerry Lewis. I don't think they're as funny as Professor Hospers and the Libertarian Party. If, at a time like this, John Hospers takes ten votes away from Nixon (which I doubt he'll do), it would be a moral crime. I don't care about Nixon, and I care even less about Hospers. But this is no time to engage in publicity seeking, which all these crank political parties are doing. If you want to spread your ideas, do it through education. But don't run for President—or even dogcatcher—if you're going to help McGovern.
So the plan was to write in Ron Paul, but then darling Joe informed me that the commonwealth doesn't track write-in votes. Though I know my vote doesn't matter technically, philosophically and traditionally it means a great deal to me. So here I am, undecided. Yes, I'm one of those people. However, my decision isn't between Obama and McCain. It's between McCain and a third party candidate. Obama may tick me off just enough to vote McCain, but I don't feel comfortable with condoning McCain's policies. Philosophically, I'm most aligned with the Constitution Party candidate who Ron Paul has endorsed, but if I vote third party, I feel like I should vote Libertarian. Then, there's the problem of Barr's mustache and his sponsorship of DOMA amongst other things...I am truly undecided. Sigh

1 comment:

Sherman said...

It really is a molestache.