In the last few years of my father's life, his macular degeneration was so advanced he was essentially blind.
So, at election time, we would sit in his living room and I would fill out his ballot for him. In virtually all the local races, he happily went with my recommendations.
But, at least once that I can remember, we supported different candidates in the race for the presidency. This required me, in dealing with my father's ballot, to fill in the little oval next to a candidate I wouldn't have voted for in a million years.
And that's what I did. Acting as my father's proxy, I voted for a candidate I did not respect.
I wasn't really tempted to not abide by my father's wishes. That would not have been right. You get shot at by Messerschmitts and Focke-Wulfs, you get to vote.
Besides, I knew Western Washington would make sure my candidate got our state's electoral votes.
But what would I have done this year if my dad was still alive and wanting to vote for a candidate I detest?
What would you do?