It’s one of the oldest English proverbs around: You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. (Or, as they would have said in the 12th century: Hwa is thet mei thet hors wettrien the him self nule drinken.)
Whenever selection day rolls around, the Donkeyphant party is the bartender serves you a choice of cyanide-infused koolaid or arsenic-sweetened goperade, in different colors and artificial flavors. Who says you have to drink?
What if everyone went down to the bar with their own bottles of pure, clear, clean water?
Primaries start on January 3rd in Iowa and roll on after that to other states. The Democratic Party is confident that Obama will be awarded the nomination uncontested, and the Republican Party is confident that Romney’s rivals are too weak and fragmented to oppose him.
What if every registered Democrat who is unhappy with Obama went to their primary and caucused for or wrote in Hillary Clinton?
What if every registered Republican who was dissatisfied with the GOP field went to their primary and caucused for or wrote in Sarah Palin?
The power of the Donkeyphant Party to select our leaders rests on our going along with their fake choices. Heads they win, tails we lose. Picking one of those false choices is throwing away our vote.
Why not make a real choice? Write in the name of a real leader.