November 5th Can't Get Here Fast Enough

November 04, 2008 | Comments (0) | by The Hundley

Have you heard? Today is Election Day! If you’ve already voted before today, good for you for voting, but OMG LOL at you for foregoing your constitutional right to get an “I Voted!” sticker.

That’s right! There’s finally an end to all the negative ads and mudslinging. We get back to a focus on actual politics, not a war waged in the media between the candidates. Saturday Night Live can move past the same two tired jokes on their “Election Specials” and get back to being fu-…yeah, bad example there.

I agree with many people when they say this election is the most interesting yet. With this being the third election that I’ve been eligible to vote for, more than any of the others, I cannot wait for Wednesday to be here – because I’m tired of it all. I’m tired of the phone calls, I’m tired of the mailers (Goo! As a registered Independent, I get it from both parties!), I’m tired of musicians and actors telling me who I should vote for. Maybe it’s the way society has gone, perhaps we need to have our (mis)information force-fed to us. As Daft Funk would say, "Not."

I don’t care who you vote for, I’m not going to shill for anyone, you’re a big boy and can hopefully make your own decisions. If you can't, well, who am I to say? Maybe you can believe all of the emails you surely got, and you'll have to decide between a raving lunatic and a Muslim with a terrorist's agenda. Happy voting.

Yeah, so about my animosity - where does it come from? I’ve thought about this quite a bit. Jealousy is the only thing I can think of. I'm jealous that I can't seem to ever vote in an election where I get that warm, fuzzy feeling in my tummy and genitalia. In my jaded and cynical way of viewing politics (c’mon, my Blogger handle is The Hundley), I have little to no trust in any of them. How great would it be to have a President elected that has actually held a real job? Someone who actually gave an honest opinion without first checking with their campaign strategist to see how it would affect their constituency? Well, that’s not going to happen, it’s not how the game is played. And as HHH’s theme song says, “It’s all about the game, and how you play it.” Which leads me to where I am now, much like where I was four years ago. Going to the poll, my mind is made up to vote for the candidate who I think will lie the least. Is this how voting should be?

(Cue “God Bless America”)

But seriously, please use one of your most important rights as an American, vote! Don't be someone who says "It doesn't matter." What if no one voted? It matters. Most importantly, you can't complain about the President if you didn't vote!

Image courtesy of Texas on the Potomac