As regular readers know, I am not a great admirer of President Obama. Living in a "safe" Democratic state, I was feeling entirely comfortable about voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein for president. After all, I'm pretty much in total agreement with the Green platform. So, why not?
Then, I turned on the TV tonight, and I saw Romney grinning his grin and rolling his eyes and tilting his head and turning my stomach. I saw ads from Restore Our Future and Crossroads GPS, and it occurred to me that while I'm not a great admirer of Obama, I still like him a hell of a lot better than Mitt. If I vote for Jill Stein, I'm wondering, am I equating Obama and Romney? That certainly is not my intention.
Hey, how about that? I'm an undecided voter! Honestly, I didn't think we existed!
Unlike a lot of so-called undecided voters, though, I'll go to the polls tomorrow. While my vote for president essentially doesn't matter, I've got a Congressman in a hardscrabble fight to keep his seat, and an absurdly corrupt state legislature where my selections just might make a difference. (Okay, that's extremely unlikely. Whoever I vote for probably will be just as corrupt as his opponent, and all the rest of them.)
Tomorrow, I think I'll just leave the TV turned off — except, maybe, for John Stewart and Stephan Colbert. Whoever wins, I reckon I'll need a laugh.