I am not going to quote or link to Howard's new blog at Huff Post, in which he whines about how disappointing both Obama and Romney are to him, because of how negative this election has been instead of uplifting and happy and wonderful (the way the tiny percent of voters who don't pay attention to politics but once every 2 to 4 years wish it would be). I wish Howard would come down from his comfortable ivory tower and spend a day on the shore in New Jersey and get his hands and feet wet and dirty and THEN whine about how an election in which the funding of FEMA is on the table shouldn't be so full of negative emotions.
What the hell does Howard expect in an election when so much is at stake for so many people? He expects everyone to be chummy and polite and shake hands and snicker at the naive fools who actually have something to lose or gain in this election. This isn't a game for most of us.
But Howard doesn't care about women who may lose rights over their own body. Or gay couples who may gain the right to marry. Or college students who may be kicked off their parent's health insurance. Or unemployed workers who may get a job working on infrastructure. Howard doesn't even mention the PEOPLE who's lives will be affected by the election, because he's more concerned with how many negative ads were run.
That's his final say before elections day. Not that he's proud to live in a country filled with tens of millions of people who care deeply about politics, but how disappointed he is that Obama and Mitt said mean things to each other.
I appreciate what Howard has contributed over the decades. I really do. But if the most important thing in this election to him is the fact that Obama and Romney are blowing up his fucking skirt with promises of unicorns and lions laying with lambs, then he should just do a favor for the tens of millions of people in this country who actually feel some passion, whether they are from the left or right or in the middle, and just go back to one of his cocktail parties and shut the hell up.