HERE WE GO
(And the fact that GOPer-masquerading-as-Libertarian Bob Barr and crazy Cynthia McKinney are the third party choices makes my decision easier than usual.)
I plan to vote third party in 2012 and every election after that. I plan to vote for zero Dems in every category except Prez today. I'll probably piss & moan about the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave every day for the next four years no matter who wins. Hell, I could win and I'd bitch.
But in an hour or so, I'm voting for Obama. Put more clearly, in an hour or so, I'm voting against McCain, against Palin, against Bush & Cheney & Rove, against O'Reilly & Kristol & Van Susterin & Malkin. Against Robertson & Dobson. Against Scalia. Against the ghost of Ronald Reagan.
I'm voting against them. Fuck them. I want them out. I want them gone. I want those Neidermeyers, those Marmalards, those Wormers, those America-hating bastards out of my life, out of my face. At least for 4-8 years.
(And hey, as someone who's white, yet married to a yellow gal and hoping to spring a beige kid or two on the American landscape, I have a bit of a soft spot for the notion of the country's first brown President. Not reason enough, alone, to vote for him, but plenty of reason to smile at the possibility.)
But mostly I'll smile tonight if "they" lose tonight. Their loss is our win. Here's hoping for some good returns later.