Robert, of a Work in Progress, contacted me tonight with what I consider to be a novel idea. He believes Obama will win in November and he's willing to put his money where his mouth is.
Here's what he asked me to post:
Greetings, I find myself in the unusual position of addressing you, the audience of this blog. (several orders of magnitude larger than my own, puny but steadfast collection of readers)
Rick and I have agreed, in the spirit of the season, on a wager relating to next November's Presidential election on these terms:
If the Republican nominee ascends to the White House, I will donate $250 to the charity of Rick's choosing and post whatever message he wishes on my blog. If, however, President Obama is re-elected, Rick will make a donation to the organization of my choosing and you will see a message from me, posted here.
The President of the United States being a position that affects everyone on earth, though I do not have a vote, I certainly have a stake on the outcome. Seeing as how Rick and I usually don't agree on much and I, for one, have given in to the angels of my foul-er nature more often than I care to remember, it is hoped that our friendly wager will bring some levity and goodwill to this divided atmosphere.
In the meantime, best wishes to all for a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy 2012.
Robert agreed to allow me to post some words at his place and has since published them.
May the best Presidential candidate win.
No, really. I mean that... because that would obviously mean that Obama loses.