Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Fousesquawk Conundrum

"Fousesquawk says that Obama is the fairest of them all-at least among you Democrats"

With the results of the Republican Florida Primary in, it is looking increasingly obvious that the race is now between John McCain and Mitt Romney. With the California Primary fast approaching, I am at the horns of a dilemma. My preference is now Mitt Romney, but there is just one problem. As a registered non-partison, I can't vote for him-or any other Republican. You see, in California, the Republicans will not allow non-Republicans to vote on their slate of candidates. The Democrats will take votes from non-Democrats, be they Republicans, independents or whatever. (In fact, they welcome votes from dead people, illegal aliens and prisoners as well.)

So here is my dilemma. I cannot obtain a Republican ballot. I can, however, get a Democrat ballot, Independent ballot, or any other party ballot. What should I do?

I don't want to stay home on Primary day; there are various ballot issues that I need to vote no on. I won't bore you with the details, but suffice to say, they have been put on the ballot by our lunatic government in Sacramento and involve spending vast sums of money, keeping corrupt politicians in office beyond term limits and some questionable deals between the State Government and Indian gaming casinos.

My dilemma is this: Should I do the only meaningful thing and cast my vote for Barack Obama as the Democratic candidate? It's not that I am swept away by Mr Excitement himself-I am not. But the idea of casting a vote against Hillary Clinton is exciting in itself. This is not an easy decision. Though I am an independent, I have never in my life voted for a Democrat. I am proud of that distinction, not only because I detest the Democrats, but also because I am the only member of my family that isn't a card-carrying Democrat.

On the one hand, a principled position would be not to vote for any candidate and let Democratic voters decide upon their own candidate. Yet, on the other hand, if Democrats can go after the votes of dead folks, illegal aliens and convicted felons, why deny them my vote in this "special circumstance"? I think I've made up my mind. Hee, hee, hee.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This addresses my question for myself as well. I'm probably more "left" than you (I despise labels though) but I'm not a registered Democrat. While my vitriol for Clinton might not be as great as yours, I REALLY REALLY REALLY don't like her. Obama isn't too objectionable though, so I might just vote for him for the exact same reason that you will. (Assuming that I understood your intentions.)