While I am not inclined to trivialize the upcoming presidential election, perhaps a lighthearted analogy might be just the ticket for those who are discouraged by the options they have to choose from in November.
Many of us have been to a pizza party. When we attend such a function, we know exactly what we want on top of our pizza. As we look over the long table of pizzas, we might at first be overwhelmed by the number of choices.
However, as we scrutinize each pizza, we decide there are very few that we would consider eating.
We might discover there is no pizza on the table that meets our perfect pizza standard, so we might have to look at the other choices. There is one pizza on the table that has some of the toppings we like and has some toppings we do not like, so we might hesitate to eat it. The other two pizzas remaining have toppings on them that we know will make us very sick.
So, the question is: Would it be better to sit down and pout because the pizza we want is not available? Or do we take the pizza we only kind of like and just pick the topping off we do not enjoy?
I think it is better to pick the pizza I kind of like while I still have a chance to enjoy myself. Eating one of the other two pizzas would certainly lead to four years of indigestion, and possibly projectile vomiting.
Michael S. Maloney
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