Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Indiana: Truth or Pander

"Indiana's voting for Ritchie. If there was someone less competent than Ritchie on the ballot, that's who Indiana'd be voting for." - Toby Ziegler, 20 Hours in America Part I

As an individual born and raised in Indiana I have to say that I fully agree with the sentiment expressed in the above quote. It would be nice, though, if this time we could vote for a worthwhile candidate who actually merits attention, respect, and a degree of pride.

I really don't understand how someone can be undecided at this point in the election without allowing for the possibility of some mental deficiency on their part. It is not difficult to make a decision; making decisions is one of the easiest tasks to complete for a human being: You simply decide. Listening to people in the office today, though, you would think that making a decision is nigh-impossible.

So allow me to summarize the Democratic race for president in the most objective and accurate way possible, with no bias or spin:

Issue: Gas Tax Holiday

Hillary Clinton: I support the Gas Tax Holiday because it will save voters a cumulative sum of $30 at the pump this summer. I do not care about the lasting impact of this Gas Tax Holiday; I do not care about the merits of the program. I want to maintain a position that makes it more likely that people will vote for me.

Barak Obama: Barak Obama opposes the Gas Tax Holiday because, in part, More than 230 economists -- Democrats, Republicans, advisers to past presidents and four Nobel laureates -- signed a letter today opposing proposals by Clinton and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain to suspend the 18-cent federal gas tax for the summer driving season.

That's your choice. Gender does not matter. Skin color does not matter. Spouses do not matter. The past does not matter.

One candidate will tell you what you want to hear. One candidate will tell you the truth.

That's what this election is about: When given the option do you pick what you want to hear or do you pick the truth?


Mike Lewis said...

at least 4 votes from the Lewis house today in kosciusko county, Indiana's 9th ward in wayne township.

_J_ said...

I voted for Obama on Friday.

So that makes the everyoneisasith tracking poll:

Obama: 100%
Clinton: 0%
Undecided: God, FUCK these people.