There are three jolly Basketeers with three jolly votes.
One seems to be a pretty decided “no” vote. One seems to be a pretty decided “undecided” vote. Now me, I’m dwelling in the state of confusion. I have been swayed by the lofty rhetoric of the Just Vote No demagogues (wink wink) in the past but am wavering and feeling like voting no is shouting into the proverbial pillow in the proverbial desert. Four days out from the election, that is starting to keep me up at night.
So how about this?
One of these two men will be president. Period. Both are galaxies off when it comes to the many issues that I, as a Reformed evangelical committed to the Lordship of Christ over all, care deeply about. Yet is there one issue that I believe is the defining issue of our day? And is there a man running in the election who has a record that is 95% faithful on this issue? And is there another man running who is avowedly committed to slaughter as a matter of principle?
Could McCain tube out and get all mavericky after being elected? Could we end up with another squid-like member of the highest court in the land? Could we be being hoodwinked? Point to an area of life where there are guarantees and I will eat my hat.
Is it unprincipled to be a one-issue voter, given the impossibility of being a multi-issue voter? That’s what I am wondering as I motor through the state of confusion with the top down, hair flying in the electoral breeze.
I guess this Basketeer is undecided after all.