Mrs. Φ took a call from a pollster last week. The call came from an Orlando number, 407-250-2251, an seemed to her vaguely pro-Republican, but it would cost me $.99 to find out who the number belongs to, and I don’t actually care that much.
The pollster asked for which of the two major party candidates we intended to vote for president. Mrs. Φ replied, roughly, “Well, if we must choose between Romney and Obama, then I guess we’d support Romney.”
“Well, if you vote for any other candidate, then your vote doesn’t count,” the pollster argued.
“Excuse me,” Mrs. Φ replied, her voice rising slightly. “Our votes always count. That’s the great thing about America.”
[click] The pollster had hung up on her.
My newsreader subscribes to roughly 30 different active blogs. Contained in the posts therein, I read quite a bit of frustration with the actual policy choices on offer from the Remocrats/Depublicans. But while I have seen occasional discussion of Gary Johnson’s Libertarian candidacy, if the search engine and my own memory are working properly, not one of you has even mentioned the only true conservative candidate actually on the ballot in a majority of states. (His name periodically pops up in the comments, however.)
Granted, the Constitution Party platform isn’t perfect. It would have been nice had they advocated repeal of specific bits of odious legislation, starting with the “Civil Rights” act. But this can be reasonably inferred from other planks supporting limited government. What they do advocate is: an immigration moratorium and a return to tariffs; an end to foreign adventurism; and a balanced budget now instead of the by-and-by. That’s enough for me.
So . . .