Posted by Charity on October 29th, 2008

“It’s not that I don’t have enough information, it’s that I don’t particularly like either one of them,” explained Moon, 32, a small business owner and father of two.

That’s Chad Moon, an undecided voter profiled in a Reuters story.

The article goes on to ask, “what more do voters possibly need to know to make up their minds?” Heh. What a funny question, given that Moon just said it’s not that he doesn’t have enough information.

The bottom line, that media does not get, is that the candidates in this election stink. If one is not in love with The One, Barack Obama, the candidates are both extremely lacking.

In my recent appearance on The Blog Bunker, I said that I was still on the fence and the host was aghast that anyone could still be undecided.

It’s not that I don’t have enough information, either, obviously. It is that I know I do not like Barack Obama, but I do not really want McCain, either, for several reasons.  My undecided is trying to decide whether to suck it up and vote McCain or go rogue and vote third party.

For Mr. Moon, from the Reuters piece, he “is a fiscal conservative who doesn’t like Obama’s tax plan and a pro-choice secular voter who doesn’t like McCain’s social positions or his vice presidential running mate, Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin.”

(Seriously, dude, Obama’s economic policies will hurt you much more than McCain’s social positions will.)

There are other hypotheses about the undecided voters, but this one – the idea that people are undecided because they equally dislike the candidates – has been obscured by the media swooning over Obama.

Not everyone has Obama fever. And for those who do not, this election has been a real drag.

2 Responses to “Mystery of the Undecided Voter Solved”

  1. “Seriously, dude, Obama’s economic policies will hurt you much more than McCain’s social positions will.”

    If Mr. Moon is filthy rich, you may indeed be right. If Mr. Moon enjoys free inquiry, and rational, science-based social policies, you’re doubly wrong.

    I’d be the last person on earth to have Obama fever, and I’m enjoying the hell out of this election, so you’re wrong on that one, too. You and your ilk are going to be in the wilderness for a very long time. What’s not to like?

  2. I suppose the response that I would give is probably not the most diplomatic one, but I think it represents the appropriate tone to anyone who doesn’t like either candidate:

    “Don’t. Vote.”

    You had your chance in the primaries to support whatever person you really liked, who agreed with your positions and made you feel warm and fuzzy. To complain about the fact that neither supports your personal and holy perspectives on the world at this juncture is egotistical beyond belief.

    My ballot left a nice little blank spot next to the several of the races – you can do it too. Don’t support either one if you don’t like either one. It’s an amazing concept.