|Bush vs. Clinton, 16 years later
||[Nov. 6th, 2007|02:26 pm]
The Question Club
In a bizarre twist in the '08 presidental candidate race, Jeb Bush is the Republican candidate running against Hillary. Everybody knows that Jeb is just a puppet, for he's got Dick Cheney and the rest of George's people working with him, and he's made it clear that, if elected, you can expect war with Iran, another tax cut, and an utter rejection of any socialized health care, plus, you know that he intends to do absolutely nothing about global warming. However, due to wedge issues like unprotected borders, gay adoption and abortion, conservatives and simple Americans have given him their support and the two candidates are pretty close in the running. It's the night of the election, and your state is the last one left, and your polling place in particular is the last one open. The count so far between Bush and Clinton are about tie in the electorial college votes, and for some reason, it's known in advance how your state is voting so far, and it's a complete tie. However, you're the last one in line, and you are the swing vote. The winner hinges on your particular vote. You have the power to swing your state for either candidate. Enormous responsibility is in your hands. |
As you enter the booth, there's an envelope waiting for you. In it is a check for $3,500,000, which is yours as long as you vote for Jeb and keep quiet about this bribe (the accompanying letter says this). Signed, the RNC (Republican National Committee).
What do you do?
Take the money and vote Republican
Refuse the money and vote Democrat
Refuse the money and vote Independent, which forces a massive recount or court decision or some action
Run screaming out of the booth. Too much pressure!
I am not a U.S. citizen
I am not of legal voting age