Dr. Seuss’ Advice for ‘Super Tuesday’ Voters

“Today is your day!”

Devin Foley | March 1, 2016

“Today is your day!”
Dr. Seuss’ Advice for ‘Super Tuesday’ Voters

It’s Super Tuesday! A day in which over 10 states cast their primary or caucus votes for the 2016 presidential campaigns.

While some barbs are thrown at the opposite party, most of the fighting is internal. And like a fight at a family reunion its deeply personal and bound to leaving lasting wounds and broken friendships. But, hey, this is politics.

For some advice on it all, we turn to Dr. Seuss. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is probably one of his more popular books – it did reach #1 on The New York Times Best-Selling Fiction Hardcover list. It was also the last book he published in his lifetime, coming out in 1990. And as you probably know, it’s been enormously popular as a gift for graduating students.

So, without further ado, here seems to be the best, abbreviated advice anyone can give to primary voters and, especially, caucus-goers.   

“Congratulations! Today is your day…

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know...

You’ll look up and down streets. Look ‘em over with care. About some you will say, ‘I don’t choose to go there.’ With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street. And you may not find any you’ll want to go down. In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town.

… Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? and IF you go in, should you turn left or right… or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? … Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”