Reader Opinion: Voter's conundrum
In the voting booth during the 2016 election, stupefied by my choices, I felt like the Sicilian Vizzini from the movie "The Princess Bride" during the famous and brilliantly scripted battle of wits: "Now a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me." Trump or Hillary? Who was the lesser dose of poison?
Here we go again in 2020. As a lifelong conservative I have a few misgivings about the 77-year-old Biden but far more concerns about his vice president selection. Not because it was a woman and not because she is a woman of color. Because as a bonafide vice president candidate she is now one step ahead of everyone else that marches to the Bernie Sanders Socialist drum beat. So for this election, is it Trump or Kamala? Who is the lesser dose of poison?
Vizzini: "It has worked! You've given everything away! I know where the poison is!" Vizzini drinks his wine, begins to laugh hysterically, then drops dead from iocaine poisoning shortly after this line. Like Westley, the movies' pirate hero, as a free voter I can also declare this: "I am no one to be trifled with. That is all you'll ever need know".
Republican or Democrat, which one offers the lesser dose of poison?