So after reading my last blog post, my wife comes up to me and expresses shock and dismay that I voted for George Bush.
“It was the first George Bush,” I remind her.
“But still,” she insists.
“I was 18. I’m from a Republican family.”
“I guess I am just surprised. I have always voted democratic,” she says, real uppity like.
But that’s not true, I couldn’t help but point out, “The year we met, you voted for Nader. You could argue that your vote for Nader threw the election to Bush.”
She protested that living in Massachusetts, it didn’t matter, the electoral votes went to Gore. But with that logic, my vote for Bush didn’t matter either, since I was living in Illinois at the time. It’s more the principle of the matter.
So who do you think did more damage? My vote for Bush Sr or her vote for Nader?