Michael Totten

None of the Above

Matt Welch is bummed about the lameness of this year’s election. Wesley Clark is “miserable,” John Kerry is “as inspiring as a bag of kelp.”

So I’ll pull the lever for either Dean or Edwards on March 2, if either are still around, and I might just vote for one of ’em if they stand aside. Too bad that this exciting political season lasted about three weeks.

His pal Ken Layne won’t write about politics on his blog anymore, so we have to read Welch’s comments box if we want to know what he thinks:

I also find Kerry stiff & creepy & an advertisement for everything wrong with spending your adult life trying to win higher office and / or fame. But your interest in Dean (an absolute clown who seems to stand for whatever he’s told by some geeks on the MeetUp, and just as willing to toss all that for Al Gore and whatever lobbyist advisors) and Clark (possibly the weakest candidate — and most worthless human being — to run for this office since Dan Quayle) is utterly weird.
Then again, you proudly voted for Nader, which apparently taught you absolutely nothing.

Well, I proudly voted for Nader too. (Though I won’t do it again, Ken. I promise!) One thing I liked about the guy was that he backed a “None of the Above” option on future election ballots. If “None of the Above” wins, we pitch the losers over the side and hold a brand new election with different people.
This time, like last time, I want none of the above. I want a new election. Dump every candidate (except maybe for Edwards) and start over. Dump Bush, too.
Wishful thinking, I know. Kinda like voting for Nader…
UPDATE: Ilyka Damen is with me on this. She calls do-overs.