Calling the Undecideds
I’m not gonna lie to you folks: I’m am less likely to be voting for Mitt Romney come November than I am to be leaving my wife to shack up with a wise-cracking turtle named Laverne (and I’m really not gonna do that). I don’t imagine this will come as a surprise. Likewise, I know some of you are less likely to vote for President Obama than you are to get hit by lightning the same moment you win the lottery. For us, the presidential election might as well happen today.
But rumor has it there are some people who are genuinely still undecided about who they will vote for come November — whether to cast their vote for Obama, Romney or some other candidate still hustling about on the political periphery.
If you are one of these folks — I mean, really one of these folks, not just affecting a pose of being undecided at this point so you can pretend to be soberly impartial about the presidential candidates while espousing a political agenda that leaves no actual doubt as to how you will vote (and yes, everyone else can tell, because none of us are stupid) — would you mind sounding off in the comment thread?
Specifically I’m interested in knowing why it is you find yourself undecided at this point and what you are hoping to find out, either about the candidates or the nation (or both) before you make your final choice for Romney, Obama or someone else. I am genuinely curious, and I think it would be instructive for those of us who already have a strong opinion regarding our presidential choices (or at the very least, who we are not going to vote for among the two major candidates) why you are still mulling your choices. Please share with us your thoughts.
Incidentally, this means that the comment thread to this entry is only for people who are currently and genuinely undecided at this point — please don’t comment otherwise, including to argue with these undecided folks for the reasons that they are undecided and/or to try to sway them to your favorite candidate, whomever that may be. This isn’t a debating thread, it’s a place for folks to share where they are at in terms of their choices.
(And again, don’t post if you’re just pretending to not know who you’re going to vote for in order to read off a bunch of talking point cue cards. This will be obvious to the rest of us, embarrassing for you, and of course liable for Malleting.)
So: Who is undecided, president-wise?