I was looking for my voter card today so I can participate in the Virginia Republican presidential primary when I had a fabulous idea: As a disgusted, marginalized independent voter who matters not to neither the Republicans nor the Dems, I had decided to write in one of my pets. (My journalistic ethics won’t tell you which one.) And then I learned that Virginia voters are not allowed to write in candidates today. If you’re votin’ in Virginia, ya gotta pick Mitt Romney or Ron Paul, because Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich failed to submit enough voter signatures to secure a place on the ballot. (Not either of them would have made the ballot more tolerable anyway.)
Even though I and handfuls of other Virginians can’t vote for my pets, voters in nine other Super Tuesday states — Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Alaska — can.
So cast a vote for cute. You’ll feel better than voting for a windbag.
(Candidate photos to follow.)