For the past few weeks in Cairo, the dominant conversation is: who to vote for in the upcoming Presidential elections. At a restaurant, the staff opens the conversation. In a taxi, the driver opens the conversation. and, of course, amongst my colleagues and friends, it is persistent.
Which leads me, a non-Egyptian, to wonder…
If I were an Egyptian, and thus could vote in the upcoming elections, who would I vote for? … the choice would be clear for me.
I would vote for who I would want to win, and not the lesser of the evils. If you vote for the lesser of the wrongs, guess what you get: still a wrong. Just as for the environment, I don’t opt for “less toxins” but “no toxins,” in politics, I opt for “a good choice” and not a “lesser-bad choice.”