Do you know who you’re voting for?
On the surface, it might sound like a preposterous question. But for that group of traditionally undecided voters, it’s not so preposterous, especially if the undecideds were hoping a clear consensus might emerge as a sort of “second opinion” for them.
But Election Day is tomorrow, and for those who’ve delayed any possible chance for early voting because they don’t know who they’d vote for if they were standing in that little booth, the clock is ticking more loudly than ever.
One can easily argue that if, by now, you don’t know for whom you intend to vote, you probably shouldn’t vote at all: by now, voters should have done their homework. I agree with that to a point, but at the same time, with so much back-and-forth and so much double-talk, not to mention the ever-increasing snark that tends to focus the attention away from real issues, it’s easier than ever to get distracted in the battles and lose sight of the war.
And let’s be honest: there are even politicians who hope you’ll do that and just go with them in a last minute coin flip.
So let’s suppose you were approached by a voter who was still on the fence: what advice would you give? Would you tell them not to vote at all, or would you tell them to focus on a specific issue?
What would be your response?