A question of tactics: Many are now saying, I will surely need to hold my nose to vote this November. Hold nose, vote for John McCain.
I am not sure, however, that it will be that simple.
A friend noted the other night: “I am saving a bottle of champagne for the election, which I will drink BEFORE voting, so that I will be able to vote for John McCain.”
Here’s how I plan to play it. Work late on the Monday before election day, to win some time the next day. Begin drinking around 8:00 pm on Monday. Spend Monday night watching at least 14 hours of the latest DVD set of the series “24″ while carefully imbibing up to three bottles of cabernet sauvignon. At around 9:00 am Tuesday morning, walk to the precinct voting location – which is about a mile away – and then vote. Vote for whom? Well, we’ll see, We’ll just see. Maybe it will be John McCain. Maybe. Maybe it will be a write in. This is where the conscience will kick in, as the conscience always does at 10:00 am after a long night of drinking.
I think this is the best chance the Straight Talk Express has to get my vote in November.