In 42 days, there’s an election to determine who will wield executive power in the world’s most powerful nation. Ours.
Lots of power is on the line. And with power comes fear. And with fear being such a powerful motivator, the polls will no doubt be crowded. Unfortunately, fear-based voting has its problems. For everybody.
I’ll spare you the chapter and verse on why you ought be scared out of your wits by the thought of four more years with Barack Obama as president. His sorry record is common knowledge and I’m confident that your genuine terror at such a prospect, like mine, is a pre-existing condition.
But who do we want to replace Mr. Obama?
Frankly, I find Republican Mitt Romney more than slightly terrifying, too. Not only do I disagree with many of his positions, I also doubt that we can count on Mitt to sincerely defend the policies on which we actually agree . . . at this fleeting moment.