On weekdays, I work from 3:30PM to around 9:30PM. This means that, on Election Day Tuesday next week, I'll be at work when the results (well, most of the results) come in. I imagine that our supervisors might announce the lucky winner; either that, or we tutors, with our smart phones and iPads and other electronic gewgaws, will find out the news for ourselves.
I tweeted this on October 12:
So! Who's in for a harsh dose of reality on November 6? I've seen bluster on both sides, but only one side has threatened riots. Very petty.
Petty, indeed. The liberals love to demand civil discourse, then someone like Michael Moore comes along and makes an ad in which characters threaten to "cock punch" Mitt Romney. This doesn't increase my respect for liberals.
Both sides have been making the case for their guy. Personally, I find an Obama reelection very hard to justify. The man has made a hash of the economy (look at gas prices and job numbers), has butchered foreign policy (Benghazi, and a suspicious lack of news coverage about the circumstances of an ambassador's death), and has done everything in his power to expand the government's power. All of this sits ill with me. I want Obama out.
At the same time, I'm no fan of Mitt Romney. He's socially conservative, whereas I am not. The man isn't as fast on his feet, intellectually, as Bill Clinton was in his prime. He's too protean for me to get a proper read on his character and political principles. He's also an experienced businessman, which to my mind automatically makes him suspect: successful businessmen have a strong Machiavellian streak, and businessmen vying for the White House tend to reduce running a country to mere economics.
So-- for whom am I voting? I'm not telling. But I know I'll be voting my conscience.