Election Roulette

I started writing another post today and it got way too serious. I was going to talk about the balance of good and evil in the world — and the good seemed to be harder to find. Folks are all strapped for a gunfight over everything from who uses a bathroom, to politics and hate speech. Kinda gloomy, huh?

All the news and social media buzz spinning around the presidential primaries made me want to sprinkle salt in a circle to keep the bad ju-ju away. Seriously, people are so wound up about the election that scores of Facebook people are unfriending one another over their choice of candidate. Have you nothing else in life to worry about? I know, I know, a presidential election in a big deal, an important deal. But there has to be a better way to get to the finish line without a trail of butt-hurt people.

image by phillipe leroyre via flickr creative commons

image by phillipe leroyre via flickr creative commons

We need a fair process, none of this electoral college and Super-delegate mumbo jumbo. And we need a process not influenced by special interest money and campaign dirt. We need – Presidential Election Roulette.

A spin of the wheel. Every voter gets a spin. A spin landing on red is a vote for one candidate, a spin on black goes to the other. The odds are even. Tally up all the spins and you have a winner. Easy Peasy.

image by mark hillary via flickr creative commons

image by mark hillary via flickr creative commons

Wait, wait, don’t get in a huff over the merits of one candidate over the other. We both know the leading contenders are far from perfect. Be honest. You believe your candidate is a Saint destined to save the country and anyone else is a turd in a punchbowl. All the costly campaign promises and under the table deals won’t let the eventual winner do the hard stuff to make a difference. So why not cut through all the fuss, muss and blood-letting and take a spin?

Election Roulette is easier than a Candidate Hunger Games. Although there is a piece of me that wouldn’t mind hearing the evening cannon fire with a candidate’s image projected in the night sky. Thank you Tribute. May the odds be ever in your favor…


So, when California’s Presidential primary comes around in June, the delegate count has usually already determined a winner. Election Roulette will finally make my vote count. And I can place a side bet on the wheel.  Come on Black!

In the meantime, here is a little guided meditation for you to decompress during the election season. (There are f-bombs here – you know like in the real political world). Just chill and spin…

One comment

  1. I couldn’t agree more!

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