Race to Indifference: Election Day

I voted this morning. It took an hour and a half to cast a ballot and I wonder if it meant anything at all. Most of our state and local races were uncontested, so there was no real decision to be made in any of them.

In the Presidential election, which I have written about in an earlier post, I expect to have a late night watching returns. As a small business owner, I am very concerned about the prospects of one candidate being elected and I am not convinced the other one will do much to help me either. There is an old adage that says “do no harm” but voting has become the selection of the lesser evil. Our founding fathers fought and died so we could choose between McCain and Obama?

What a rip off!

This country could use a Newt Gingrich right now. There is not another Teddy Roosevelt on the horizon and I’ve given up on seeing another Ronald Reagan in my lifetime. In a nation of 300 million people, can we not find one inspiring leader?

In the accepted wisdom of the day, as spewed by the talking heads on tv punditland, Obama is a guaranteed winner – it is only a matter of how much. He may win, but I just don’t see it being a landslide by any means. I could be wrong. The poll internals just don’t suggest it, even if the media is trying to force us to accept it. The liberals have always worn ruby slippers and tried to wish things into existence. It may work this time, but it won’t last.

I resisted endorsing a candidate in this blog, but now that the damage is done either way I will endeavor to talk about a few of the issues in future blogs.

Grab some coffee (or another beverage) and dig in. It could be a long night.

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