Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Primary Day

It’s primary day here in Florida, which means that all the robo-calls and mailers will stop. If you’re in Miami-Dade, here’s a voter guide put out by the Miami Herald. Be sure to take along photo ID and your registration card. (I found mine buried in my wallet next to my UM ‘Cane card; one gets used as often as the other.)

I have to say that I’ve been paying scant attention to the races. With the exception of the nasty negative ads that have been going on between the candidates in the Republican governor race and the Democratic senate contest, there’s been very little to stimulate the brain cells. I’ve pretty much decided who I’ll pick in the major races, but the down-ticket ones for the non-partisan county commissioners may go blank rather than to vote for the one with the most yard signs. (That’s better than a friend of mine who used to fill in the bubbles on his ballot to make a cool pattern.) I did have a couple of candidates ring my doorbell and they were very nice, but after reading some of their campaign literature, you can pretty much hear the dog-whistles to the left or the right.

So if you’re eligible, go vote. If you don’t, you forfeit your right to complain about how rotten things are in our government.