I am weary of this political season, which in Iowa starts long before it does most other places, and I’m tired of the name-calling and the divisiveness of this particular election. After all the shouting is over, I hope that all of us can remember that we’re in the same boat here and we might just as well start paddling in the same direction. Without the name-calling, the bad mouthing, the calling into question someone else’s intelligence for supporting a different candidate for whatever office.
Both of the major presidential candidates have their strengths; both are flawed. Neither is an idiot; neither is the spawn of Satan. In voting for the candidate I chose, I went with the 80% rule–if you find someone with whom you agree or can get along with 80% of the time, then go with that person. This works for just about any relationship, however intimate or distant.
For the record, and this will surprise no one, I still have a crush on Obama. At least I do about 80% of the time.
All I can say is this: vote as your conscience tells you. I did.