Okay, so people have started voting, and we are under two weeks to the election, and I am sure you are tired of people talking about it because good god above I know I am. So I’ll keep this pretty short, because I do have one sort of important thing I want to say.
I recognize the importance of the economy. I also know that based on historical precedent, the guy sitting in the Oval Office has only a small amount of control over the economy. If you think a Romney-led government with a Republican House would be able to Get More Done, I refer you to the years 2000-2006, which contrasted sharply with the economic boom of the mid-to-late 90s. The latter, of course, were presided over by a Democrat, the former by a Republican with a mostly cooperative Congress (and the former led to an even worse economic downturn which you cannot blame on terrorist attacks).
But anyway. Even if you believe somehow that Romney’s pixie dust will magically give you more money/jobs, I think there is a fundamentally more important issue in this election. This election is between one party that believes that we should treat all people like, you know, people, and one party that believes that some people shouldn’t be allowed to marry the people they want, and some people shouldn’t be allowed to decide what happens to their own bodies.
Look, I know times are hard and some people are scraping to get by. I understand that. And what I am trying to point out is that the economy is pretty much going to do what it does no matter who wins in November. But where we have a real choice, where the President can make a real difference, is in the way our culture treats all people. And Obama has already shown that he can do that, as clearly as Romney has shown that he can’t.
So get out there and vote, and vote for the principles this country was founded on: liberty and equality.
Okay, I’m done.