We do mail-in elections here. I don't really like them. So this morning I am staring at a ballot, drinking my coffee.
But it isn't the format that bothers me. It is the candidates. I won't even touch on the lose-lose nature of the presidential vote. Up here in Washington's third district, it seems that the ballot seems to emphasize mediocrity throughout. We have three ballot initiatives which are unusually silly. Our governor's race is between a corrupt democrat trying to fend off a challenge by the corrupt republican from whom she stole the election from last time. The HR race is between a incumbent democrat who has been there long enough to know better and a creepy republican who spends the bulk of the time in the bathroom, masturbating to the racy scenes in "Atlas Shrugged".
Even the local level elections are tinged heavily by the "less than adequate"
So, now I am thinking the heretical thought "why bother"?