It has come to my attention that there is an election on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Now, I can’t vote in it because I’m either not an American citizen or I am a convicted felon. I can’t quite remember which.
The point is, this is a very important moment in history. It’s important every four years and, unlike Australia, it’s not compulsory for Americans to vote. I think that apathy is a dangerous weapon, and that a nation should not end up with a leader that it doesn’t want because you can’t be arsed to vote. It should be fairly clear who I would like to win this election, but that’s neither here nor there: the point is that you should go out there and let your vote be counted. There should be no “oh, Candidate X is going to win anyway, I don’t need to go out and vote”, because if everyone thought like that no one would be elected and they’d go for the default president option, a machine called “Presitron 1800”, which was built in case Washington chose not to take up the post way back in 1789. A 219 year old robot is not the right choice to rule the “greatest force for good in this world”.
If I wanted to be more partisan on you, I’d post in big bold letters “A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for Osama Bin Laden“, or I’d say “Obama/Biden – Osama Bin Laden … coincidence?”
Well, crap, looks like I’ve been beat:
A FOX News watching source seems to indicate this image is a fake. It may well be, and if so I’m sorry (and don’t think I’ve forgotten when that first example happened to Kerry in 04).
So, Americans, go out there, and exercise your democratic right and all that. Or vote for a third party candidate, throw your vote away! Wahahaha! Seriously, though, the American Presidential elections are weighted such that they have a direct impact on the future of the entire world. Remember, no matter which candidate you vote for, things are going to change.
Sarah Palin pancakes courtesy of Dan Lacey