The American Finale: 2016 Edition

The series finale of the United States of America is tomorrow night. I hope it’s a good one and they resolve all those hanging story lines. “Loose ends make my ass itch,” just like Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) in The Walking Dead.

In all seriousness, though, tomorrow is November 8th, which means it’s election day in America. By tomorrow night, we’ll have elected a new president. It will either be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Tomorrow we will either step boldly into the future by electing the first woman to the office of president, or we will step backwards 200 years and elect a racist, narcissistic, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic bully with delusions of godhood. In other words, the white guy.

Kidding. Not all white guys are all those things. This particular one is, though, and it is my fervent hope he disappears after tomorrow night into the obscurity of the rock he crawled out from under.

I’ve been quiet all this election season here on WordPress, mainly because I didn’t really see a point to adding to the din of the election prognostications here on the intertubes. I would just be one more voice in the electronic wilderness screaming about which candidate would make a better president (Hillary) and I don’t see the point of doing that, honestly. (Hillary).

So, whomever you cast your vote for, be it Trump or Clinton, head to the polls and cast your vote. A full three quarters of the American population doesn’t vote because they think their vote doesn’t count. If all three quarters of those folk vote, along with the one quarter that already do vote, imagine what we can do. We can change the country. We can vote out those who we feel aren’t doing a good job and try to elect those who we feel will do a better job. Isn’t that the point of voting? So, go vote.

Please vote.

And, I know it’s your choice, but I hope you vote for Hillary Clinton. We need someone in the White House who understand leadership in the governmental sense and not in the business sense.

Alright. That’s it. That’s my Get out the Vote screed. Go read something else.


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1 Response to The American Finale: 2016 Edition

  1. CW says:

    I can truly see the side of the argument about votes not counting simply due to the fact that we are a two party system with no room for the others. Even my own marginal Independent party is barely a blip on the political radar. Those who don’t like either of the major party choices and want to vote for one of the lesser parties can do so, but in the end, their votes go to one or the other of the major party candidates. So what’s the point of voting if your vote goes to the candidate you don’t like?

    Make no mistake, though. I AM voting today. Especially with what’s at stake this year. But if I didn’t like either major party candidate, I would definitely wonder why I should bother.


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