At Last, the Election is in the Hands of the People

It’s Election Day, so I encourage everyone to go out and do your duty as an adult American: Vote!

If you are not in a swing or a battleground state, I urge you to make your vote truly count by casting your ballot for the Libertarian candidate for president of the United States, Gary Johnson.  If the Libertarians can scrounge up just 5 percent of the popular vote, the true, stable third party that so many people dream about will be a reality for the 2016 election cycle.

But for now, let’s stick with 2012. To me, the decision about who to support was fairly straight-forward once I thought about it. I kept wondering why – if the incumbent, President Barack Obama, were really so incompetent and really so bad – did the Mitt Romney-led Republicans feel the need to construct a fantasy Obama stuffed full of imaginary faults and run against that guy?
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