Dear Editor:

I just realized who I am.

I am an elderly rural white guy, and a Republican, too. I voted for O. How can that be? Here is my hypothesis: I am pathetically trying to fend off death by voting with the kids. They’re waiting for us to die. If I demonstrate that I’m one of them, maybe they won’t kill me.

Jim Milstein

New Uraniborg (formerly Pagosa Springs), Colo.

This story was posted on November 19, 2012.