I have a confession. I'm sympathetic to malevolent efforts at voter suppression. Sympathetic to the efforts, sympathetic to the malevolence, sympathetic to the fanatical urge to suppress certain voters--by all means, let's do suppress. I am not sympathetic to the prevailing prejudices behind today's voter-suppression efforts. My targeted prejudice lies elsewhere. And the vote I would freely, enthusiastically suppress is that of the still-undecided voter.
There's simply no excuse for these people. They're an abomination, a hideous scab of unforgivable bewilderment on the healing body politic, a swarm of hyperfastidious but profoundly uninformed clowns. For four years we've been steadily climbing out of the most wretched economic hellhole created since the 1930s--one brazenly opened beneath us by shifty plutocrats and right-winging demagogues and supply-siding "wonks" who couldn't add two and freaking two if their mammothly shameful lives depended on it. And yet what do the "undecided" have to say when the challenger, Mitt Romney--that manifestly brazen trifecta of shiftiness, demagoguery and supply-sided swindling--slithers forward and backward and sidles every which way? Well, gee, we're not sure about this choice between Romney and the guy who's been digging us out of the hellhole. Let us think about this a bit longer.
Mr. & Mrs. Undecided, I'm largely with the NY Times' Timothy Egan on this:
I’m going to let you in on a little secret...: we don’t like you. Not because you can’t make up your mind, but because you won’t.
Indeed, as noted, I'm prepared to go even farther. I'm there, in spirit, with the voter-suppressing Republican goon squad. I say if you haven't been able to make up your mind by now, or have simply refused to do so, then in 30 days you really don't deserve the chance to cast a 50-50 guess the wrong damn way.