TomInTib (1000+ posts) Sat Aug-30-08 02:52 PM
"I cannot vote for these guys." (my only 'pub friend)
Advertisements [?]I was at a house party last night when I ran into a friend of mine who I will call "Ron" (because his name is Ron). Ron is a rock-ribbed conservative and my only Republican friend (we are friends because he likes my music and we were friends before I knew he was a 'pub).
Ron is a typical upper-class 'pub, kinda (a lot, really) overweight, nerdy glasses, a ton of money, wears his Tommy Bahamas buttoned all the way to the neck and always wears dress shoes and slacks. Ron runs some kind of consulting business, but his explanation of what he does always makes my head hurt.
We were hanging out, drinking Bombay Sapphire Gin out of the freezer, neat, when Ron started talking about the upcoming election. Said he had voted in every election at every level since he was old enough to vote (he is now my age, 55+). Said he voted straight ticket every time because he felt the 'pubs were best for the Country and best for Business.
Then he told me that he had stopped contributing when McCain became the presumptive candidate because he felt that the Country couldn't handle any more of the Bush-style government.
He then went on for some time about Obama, who he referred to as a "Charlatan", and how he thought that Obama's crowd was going to cause a train wreck.
Then he said that with the selection of Palin, he had decided to not vote for the first time in his life. And he said he was completely comfortable with his decision.
He then proceeded to blow me out of my chair (actually, it was a barstool) when he said, "You know, Tom, if Hillary Clinton was the nominee, I would not only support her but I would vote for her".
We were all hanging around with our mouths open, dumbfounded.
How many other "Ron's" are out there?
If this guy has turned, so has the screw.