So we're on the eve of super-duper-mooper Tuesday, and I haven't the first clue who I'm voting for tomorrow. I like Barack Obama. I like Hillary Rodham Clinton. I'd happily vote for either to become president -- especially since the notion of any Republican in the White House for the next four years has me actively fearing for my life, and no I'm not exaggerating.
But I honestly don't know who to vote for tomorrow. And no, this isn't a plea for people to convince me that their favorite candidate is the jinkiest. I've heard it all from both sides.
I'm still undecided.
Maybe I'll flip a coin.....
Well, I voted for Barack Obama, and the reason why I voted for Barack Obama is because the coin came up tails.
No, I'm not kidding.
I go to our polling place, and the little old lady takes my driver's license and my information. She starts to explain how to operate the voting machine, and I cut her off, saying I've been voting in New York for 20 years. She expresses shock that I'm that old. In her defense, I was wearing a denim jacket, jeans, and a "Joba Rules" Yankees shirt. In her lack of defense, she was holding my driver's license. *chuckle*
Anyhow, I get into the voting booth and pull the lever to the right -- and I stare.
For a brief shining moment I considered voting for Joe Biden, who's still on the ballot in New York (as are Edwards and a bunch of others), as he's the candidate I can most get behind. He'd never be elected in a million years because -- well, because he's batshit insane, but I think that's just what the Oval Office needs.
But I got over that, and stared some more, and finally I pulled a quarter out of my pocket. As a writer, I'm a firm believer in alliteration, so it was heads for Hillary, leaving tails for Barack.
It was tails.
I clicked the thingie under Obama's name, pulled the lever to the left, and went on my merry way.
As I type this, Clinton's the projected winner in New York -- which, frankly, isn't a surprise, since we're the ones who sent her to the Senate in the first place. (And they're projecting the same for Obama in the state that sent him to the Senate....)