District 13 voters, allow me to suggest @lucas_overby to you.

You’ve seen the literal cycle of ads on TV: Vote for Alex Sink. Vote for David Jolly. Don’t vote for Alex Sink. Don’t vote for David Jolly. You’ve probably received a similar rotation of high-impact cardstock flyers in the mail as well.

There are those of you who won’t vote for Alex Sink because you’re certain she’ll be just another fall-in-lockstep, obedient Obama drone. I suspect you’re correct in this. There are those of you who won’t vote for David Jolly because either you suspect he’s just another non-threatening, Establishment-approved RINO squish, or you’ve done your homework and found that this is in fact the case. And there are those who are considering not voting at all because frankly you can’t stand either candidate.

Consider Lucas Overby.

To those of you who are considering voting for Alex Sink only because you can’t stand the idea of David Jolly in office, Mr. Overby offers positions on issues such as medical marijuana and marriage equality you might find attractive.

To those of you who are considering voting for David Jolly only because you can’t stand the idea of Alex Sink in office, Mr. Overby offers positions on issues such as gun ownership and tax reform you might find attractive.

And to you Republicans and conservatives who right now are thinking, “I could never vote for someone with such a position on marriage!”, let me say this to you: Grow up and stop being a single-issue voter. You’re not helping.

And finally, to you Republicans and conservatives who are saying that a vote for a “third party” candidate is a wasted vote, ponder this idea: A vote for David Jolly is a wasted vote. In fact, that felt so good I’m going to repeat it: a vote for David Jolly is a wasted vote.

Jolly is an Establishment squish. He will do nothing different from John Boehner or Mitch McConnell. He, too, will fall in lockstep as will Alex Sink. It’s time to send a message to Establishment Republicans by voting outside the obedient little box they want you in. You non-Republican conservatives (and I’m one of you) actually have a legitimate choice this time.

Finally, to those of you who are thinking, “Okay, Publius, ol’ buddy, let’s say that Mr. Overby actually gets more votes than Jolly. The vote can still be split, and we would still end up with Alex Sink in office!” Yes, that’s possible. As the old saying goes, elections have consequences. Well, elections also involve risks. The Parties have once again offered us lousy candidates. You can “play it safe” and choose one of them, or you can face the risk for the possible reward of doing something really, genuinely different this time.

Home page: http://lucasoverby.com/

Publius


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