Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I was prompted by some caller to some radio show to wonder about how there could be any undecideds left this late in the game...at least thinking undecideds.

Then I got an email this afternoon from one of the two named shareholders in my firm. He and his wife decided yesterday to vote for Senator Obama and would be sending out numerous emails about how to support the senator in the next two weeks. He emphasized this was personal and had nothing to do with the firm. The email stated I could get off this email list if I was undecided, was voting for McCain or just didn't want the clutter. I elected, rather cowardly, to just accept the clutter.

This shareholder is absolute hell to work with but is a wonderful person on a personal level. I helped him out on a real estate issue for his mother-in-law and he gave me a $500.00 driver as a reward. He screams bloody murder when he can't reach me by cell when I'm out of the office (I'm the last lawyer on the planet without one and he can pay for it if he wants me to have one).

He loathes illegal immigration as he watches his boyhood neighborhood deteriorate in N. Texas as the new inhabitants just let everything deteriorate.

He's as smart as anyone I've met.

He decided yesterday.


Stephanie said...

I was undecided in 1992 until election day.

love johnson said...

You probably won't believe this, but I haven't decided who I'm voting for. Probably won't until I vote, which C and I will be doinf via early voting.

Michael said...

I'd like to hear the reasons why you are considering McCain.

Michael said...

The Emperor Has No Taste Buds [Mark Hemingway]

Here's humorist David Sedaris in that bastion of sophistication, The New Yorker, on undecided voters:

To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of s--t with bits of broken glass in it?”

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

Oddly, he doesn't explain who's which metaphorical culinary delight in the current election, presumably because -- given The New Yorker's readership -- he doesn't have to. This a good reminder that there are two kinds of people in this world, those who divide everybody into two groups and those who overgeneralize.

Scooter said...


Of course I believe you but just have a hard time understanding it unless you are trying to pick between two very undesirable choices. Maybe Senator Obama has it right on Iraq and Pakistan and Senator McCain has it right on the economy? I suppose that could put one in a quandry.

love johnson said...

I'll go over my reasoning in a post.