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Before You Vote: 20 Questions for Day One

The question of readiness attaches to the candidates. But who can really say they’re ready for the unexpected? Having seen the unexpected many times before, I still don’t expect it the next time it occurs. But I know the unexpected when I see it because it’s the thing I didn’t anticipate. It’s life. Who among us can say we are ready for life?

In making a sound judgment with regard to our candidates, perhaps there are other questions we should take with us into the voting booth:

Which candidate will be ready on day one?

Which candidate will be sharp as a knife on day one?

Which candidate will be greeted as a liberator on day one?

Which candidate will be both of our time, and outside of time, on day one?

Which candidate will take ‘the things you care about’ off the table on day one?

Which candidate will put the network into the white space of your favorite TV show on day one

Which candidate will be able to lay off the high fast ball on day one?

Which candidate will still hear the rustling of the leaves on day one?

Which candidate would feel a rapture filled with malice on day one?

Which candidate will write a letter from a Birmingham jail on day one?

Which candidate will appeal to our better angels on day one?

Which candidate will lose the game of actual ping pong of the abyss on day one?

Which candidate is ready to be a “free spirited wanderer” on day one?

Which candidate will know how to take the bus to work on day one?

Which candidate will dare to eat lobster without a bib on day one?

Which candidate will still know the heart of the electorate on day one?

Which candidate will keen like Lady Macbeth on day one? (Run spot run)

Which candidate could hit a curveball on day one?

Which candidate will look good in a hat on day one?

Which candidate will take a little piece of my heart on day one? Which will break it?

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