Once again, I don't have a candidate to vote for.
I've complained before that as a libertarian-oid Republican, there's really no place I can lay my head. I usually hold my nose and vote for the Republican. This week, however, one of my US senators, Rick Santorum, made it impossible for me to vote for him, by his well publicized remarks on gay sex, bigamy, and the North American Man-Dog Love Association.
So who the hell am I going to vote for? The Democrat? I can't do that. The Democratic party seems to me to be essentially principle-free. They support their interest groups, mainly trial lawyers, Hollywood, and labor union officials. The Libertarians have no hope of winning, and have a high kook factor. Who else is there?
I don't know whether to vote Libertarian, no matter how crazy they are, or for the Democrat, in the vain hope that they will knock Santorum out of office, and can be replaced by a better quality Republican in the next go-round.
What the hell. I lived in Philadelphia for eight years, and as a Republican in a heavily Democratic town, my candidates always lost. I sorta got to like it. I can get used to voting for the losing candidate again.
|Both the top radical the the bottom are variants of the radical version of 'hand'. Henshall suggests taking the bit between them as a 'baton', and as a mnemonic: 'One hand receives baton from another hand.'|