Reading through comments and posts all over the Blogosphere, it struck me that there seems to be a slightly inconsistent manner in which this whole “stay at home” thing is being interpreted. Sure, there are quite a few of us, yours truly very much included, who won’t vote for Juanita McVain, but why not do something with that protest above and beyond just staying at home altogether?
Being fortunate enough to live in a place where both my Senator and Representative up for election in November are very much conservative indeed, it strikes me as quite irrational to be punishing THEM for the RINO establishment’s insistence on serving up nothing but turd sammiches for the position of President, so I most certainly WILL show up to vote for THEM.
Not only would it be silly to protest the lack of conservatism by refusing to vote for conservatives (if you’re lucky enough to have one to vote for, of course), voting for everything BUT the backstabbing RINO turd that we may end up with as our nominee sends more of a message than staying away altogether.
As to what to do with the Presidential part of the ballot, I’ve been pondering various alternatives. Leave it blank or write in and, in the latter case, who to write in? Given the choices we’re likely to have, anything from Genghis Khan to Mickey Mouse would seem more reasonable than what’s on the menu, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll just write in Fred. If enough people do so, that too will send a message, as in “listen, I take my voting rights seriously and I showed up to vote, but there was nothing there to vote for so I just wrote in somebody that I WOULD have voted for.” Again: if enough people do so, it’ll be bloody hard for the RINOs and the MSM to spin it, as they’re sure to try to do.
Anyway, just a few thoughts. Your mileage may, of course, vary.