As we come into the first debate tomorrow, the polls show a razor thin advantage to Hillary Clinton. Since the opinions on who should be our next President are so polarized this season, this must mean that the final deciders of the race will probably be those who are, as yet, undecided who to vote for. This begs the simple question:
How the hell, if you're paying attention, can you be undecided with the emotional, dirty, in-your-face, campaigns that the candidates have run?
Over the past year, anyone who has had half an civic ear has been inundated by charges and counter-charges both in the primaries and the general election. Sure, there have been a huge collection of lies and false charges that citizens have had to cut their way through in order to make a choice, but things have been set up pretty well for a while now - most politically aware citizens are either for Crooked Hillary or Temperamentally Unqualified Donald.
Unless, of course, you're not paying attention.
Americans, by and large, don't like government (even those who receive government assistance either don't believe that the help comes from the government or it somehow is their "right" to receive it and therefore is not tainted by politicians). And as a result, Americans generally have the election participation of some third world countries. But this campaign has been the equivalent of ignoring the riot that's been going on in front of your house. I have a hard time understanding how you can do it.
So now the choice for the Presidency is up to the confused and the disengaged? I find this fact scarier than the choices that we have in front of us.