I get that; I truly do. Because so do I; and I have not been too thrilled at the prospect of having to pick one of the three* candidates left. So I’ve decided not to pick one of them, after all. You see, Rick Perry’s on the Maryland ballot, so I’m going to vote for him… not as a protest vote, but as a this-will-get-me-to-the-polling-place vote.
I recommend this strategy generally for three reasons:
- It will make people feel better;
- It will allow people to complain and gripe about the primary results without being hypocrites (only practicing Republicans get to complain and gripe about our poor candidates);
- And it will get people out and voting in the primary generally. This will be important in a lot of state and local races, where there are more choices. And ones that can be affected by a smaller number of votes.
I know that it sucks, but adulthood often does.
PS: My apologies to anybody living in Virginia, where – thanks to the intersection of a court case and a rather provincial state party – the choices are, as they say, limited. I suggest that any frustration be taken out on the aforementioned state party, given that their self-marginalization took real skill to accomplish.