I’m completely sympathetic with the idea of voting for “None of The Above” in the presidential election, and I understand completely how one could come to that conclusion.
I find it odd that everyone is so up in arms now, whereas there was none of this — except from us social Conservatives — back when it was Bill Clinton actually doing all this garbage.
Many of us remember clearly how we social Conservatives were all “sex-obsessed,” and “perverts,” and how it was “only sex,” and how we all needed to “get over it,” and “everyone does it, and we needed to “move on.”
If Trump is a jerk, and a cad, and a neanderthal, and disqualified for the Presidency, then why didn’t we look at Bill Clinton and say all those same things?
The point: we didn’t. As a result, our “horror” and “outrage” at Trump now are more than a little hollow.
Unless, that is, we’re going to use this opportunity to say and do something about the debased culture of which both Clinton (and Clinton) and Trump are simply typical examples.
As regards the current electoral situation: we have the choice of the execrable, debased Hillary Clinton and the debased Trump.
At that point, the rational political decision, it seems to me, is to come to a conclusion as to which of these malodorous candidates would be the least bad for this, the greatest country that’s ever existed.
Yes, there are three Options: (1) Vote for Trump, (2) vote for Clinton, (3) vote for no one.
But, there are other Options as well: (4) Vote against Trump, (5) vote against Clinton.
The political salvation of this country will come about only through at least two major Efforts: (1) Defending all that is good and right and decent in America, and (2) resisting the forces that would do bad things to America.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m selecting Option #5: vote against Clinton, by which I’m doing a little bit to contribute to Effort #2: resist the forces that would do bad things to America.
It’s a purely mathematical calculation. And I don’t pretend to be confident that my conclusion is correct.
Trust me, I wish I could pull a lever that I was confident would: (1) vote enthusiastically for someone, (2) vote decisively against someone, (3) defend all that is good and right and decent in America, and (4) resist all the forces that would do bad things in America — all in that one little lever pull!
But, I can’t. Ted Cruz didn’t win the Republican nomination. So I have to content myself with Option #5: vote against Clinton.