Everyone who is a regular reader of TYWKIWDBI is invited to go to the widget at the top of the right sidebar and click on the name of the person you would prefer to see become POTUS next year. I've entered (alphabetically) the names of all of the declared candidates plus several expected entrants. The poll will allow only one selection, and will close after two weeks, because I figure regular readers visit within that time frame.
One reason I'm doing this is to help me decide how (and whether) to blog politics over the coming year. I
have so little enthusiasm for the current slate of candidates that I've
been tempted to declare this blog a politics-free zone and avoid all
posts on the subject.
Non-U.S. readers are welcome to vote, because you make up fully 1/3 of the visits to this blog. I set up a similar reader preference poll in 2008, with some interesting results. I hope the poll results will provide me with a sense of the current readership, which I know varies from deeply conservative to bleedingly liberal - but I don't know the proportions, because I can only "see" the ones who write comments and I suspect they are not typical.
If you don't care to vote (i.e. you're a typical American), you can just click on the "show results" button to see how other readers have responded.
Addendum: About 600 votes registered during the first day, with a markedly skewed distribution, which in itself is quite interesting. I'm also taking note of your comments re your preferences on the content of the blog this coming year.