Bradley Coggins of Woodstock, New Hampshire, just isn’t so sure.
After 17 months of onslaught from all media sources, the 25 year old is not yet confident he is ready to make a decision at the polls.
“I may need to wait a bit,” Bradley said, staring out of a bedroom window from his mother’s rambler-style home just outside of town. “It’s a four year cycle; it may take me 40, maybe as many as 44 more months to make up my mind.”
Bradley, who received a BA in Viking Studies from Amherst in 2013 and is gainfully employed spinning a virtual prize wheel he found in a pop-up advertisement online, says he regretted his vote for (current President) Barack Obama in 2012, and doesn’t want to make that mistake again.
“President Obama was doing great for a while, but some of my Republican friends on Facebook convinced me otherwise sometime late in 2015.
“I sure felt like an asshole for having cast a vote for a Kenyan Muslim, that was pretty embarrassing,” Bradley remembered.
“I figured after that, I needed to start following better news sources.”
Bradley suggested that had he waited until early 2016 to cast his ballot, his ballot would have certainly been cast for “Mitt Romney, or maybe one of the others.”
“This healthcare thing is not what I expected, and I totally thought a black man would have legalized weed by now,” said the young man, whose room is decorated in a vintage Pokemon and Burzum theme.
“I need more time to see how one of them does,” Coggins explained. “I mean, if Hillary gets in there and just starts a war with Russia .. I don’t want to have been part of that. But with Trump, I think the Democrats have done an effective job of painting him for just what he is: deplorable, unredeemable, he’s just a candidate for the basic rednecks. We can’t let someone so judgmental of others, with such divisive language, into our White House. Americans have a reputation to think of.”
“At some point, I’m going to know that whoever is in the White House is doing bad, then BOOM, I’m going to cast my vote right against that person!”
Asked if he had considered not voting in the election, Coggins laughed.
“That’s totally irresponsible. People who don’t vote are just being selfish.”