something to honk about
It’s not easy to talk about at social gatherings, but I’m secretly thrilled by this election cycle. I’m more interested in the outcome of this race than I ever have been in any other presidential election. As someone who has never voted for a Republican or a Democrat to be president, I finally have hope. Not that a third party candidate will be elected. Clinton will be elected, I understand that. But third party candidates are sure to garner a larger percentage of the vote in 2016 than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. (I’m 36)
This is great because the status quo of the Democrat/Republican two party system is being shaken up. I predict that this election cycle is the undoing of the Republican party. What a mess, am I right?
And I know there are plenty of grown, well-educated adults who are reacting with, “A vote for third party is a vote for Trump.” And I’m not going to waste my time explaining why that is not the case. It is not the case. But intellectual grown folks can do their own research, or not, and have their own opinion. I’m warning you now, if that is your opinion, don’t try to convince me. I am not your choir.
I want a third party to gain political power and unseat the institutional demogoguery of the Democrat/Republican duopoly. And this is the best chance I’ve seen for that to happen. So yeah, I’m thrilled. Mostly in private. In public I act about as horrified as everyone else.