The election is 40 days away, a nice Biblical number. I wanted to give people time to process two counterintuitive ideas.
1. Numerically, practically, your vote will not matter. (I think you should vote anyway.)
2. We have all, even the best of us, chosen our sides for bad reasons.
Those are quite different from what we are usually told, so I am aware that I have a high bar to reach to convince anyone of these two points. Nonetheless, I think I can do that, and will make the attempt later this week. I will try not to be tedious.
In the meantime, let the other political matters drop for a bit and run these two over in your head.