"Vote you must. But trust not in the politicians. Unwise they are. And too willing to heed the advice of spin doctors, they will. Evil, the spin doctors are. Always looking for advantages to attack and destroy, they do. Mud slinging. Attack ads. Voter suppression. These are their ways. They follow the Dark Side. Once down that path, forever will they be lost." ~ Yoda
"No, I am not going to explain the principles of the magic underwear to you." ~ Governor Mittens
Three weeks to go. Yes, just three very long weeks. Debates are underway (more on them next time) and two sides are pulling out all the stops to win the whole house of cards in the United States. President Obama, Governor Mittens, and their parties and proxies have been jousting and fencing as of late (as opposed to just doing the world a favour and declaring a moratorium on campaigning until November 6th). And every step of the way, editorial cartoonists have been making it bearable for the rest of us.
Governor Mittens has of course been spending all of his time trying to convince voters he's in touch with their lives and not the plutocrat he comes off as. Kind of hard to do when everytime he opens his mouth he sounds like a plutocrat.
Meanwhile, the President is doing all he can (though a first debate was a bit of a sleepwalk for him) to hold off the prospect of becoming a one term president. Polls have been up and down in the last few days, particularly given the debates. He's also had to deal with four years of opposition partisan rancor on a scale that I can't recall ever seeing before, so let's face it, getting anything done in that environment would be a miracle....
In closing, perhaps you're still on the fence.
Maybe you don't think you can vote either way.
Well, there's still an option.
Vote for this guy.