Today the people of Alabama vote for the contentious senate seat. Their choices are a Democrat and an alleged sexual predator of teenage girls. Sadly, even with that stigma overshadowing the race, it’s close and predictions aren’t promising.

What is comes down to is this: will Conservatives actually vote for a Democrat or somehow convince themselves that despite all of the allegations, Moore is still a good guy. Moore has not denied the allegations that he dated teenagers while in his thirties but does deny that he made unwanted sexual advances to young girls during that time. Regardless, a thirty-year-old man shouldn’t be dating an eighteen-year-old girl. That much is clear. Or it should be.

Truth be told, I don’t know much about Doug Jones, Moore’s competition. But bar a secret murder conviction, he’s probably a better choice than Moore. He could have done almost anything and still be miles ahead as a human being.

Doug Jones might be the kind of person who borrows your pen and never gives it back. At least he didn’t have sex with underage girls.

Doug Jones might be the kind of person who takes your wet laundry out of the washer and doesn’t put it in the dryer for you. At least he didn’t have sex with underage girls.

Doug Jones might be the kind of person who never leaves more than a 10% tip at a restaurant. At least he didn’t have sex with underage girls.

Even if Jones beat up a homeless man in the street, stole money from the church’s collection plate, and burned an anthill with a magnifying glass, he still didn’t sexually assault and ravage the lives of multiple impressionable young girls.

This is where we are, America. Alabama has the chance to stand up and show what America really made of. Vote for the candidate that doesn’t have a creepy, sordid past of purported molestation and sexual deviancy. Do we really need another one of those in our government? My fingers are crossed. However, after last November, forgive me for my diminishing hope.

 

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