I thought the election was over. But the discussion continues on the Melaque discussion board.
The chat is no longer about candidates. My neighbor, Bill, made an interesting point about American presidential elections.
"I have never voted for a US presidential candidate in my life and I have
never known any person that has ever voted for a US presidential
candidate, either. Common people are not allowed to vote for the US
His point, of course, is that voters do not vote directly for presidential candidates. They vote for a slate of electors. And the electors then vote for president and vice-president.
But Bill was wrong. He does know someone who has actually voted for a presidential candidate. I did. In 1984.
I re-discovered proof of that day amongst some papers in the desk from my old law office. It has all of the style of a third grade spelling bee certificate. Signed by the principal.
But it is cool enough to take to Mexico. Where the humidity and heat will undoubtedly reduce it to its constituent pulp.
And if I need to finish that analogy, you have been ignoring my libertarian riffs.