Late last night, Google’s Sergey Brin took to his Google+ account to post his thoughts on the eve of the U.S. elections and offer a plea to the winner. Brin explained he is “dreading today’s elections,” while describing government as “a giant bonfire of partisanship”:
I must confess, I am dreading today’s elections…Not because of who might win or lose…Not because as a Californian, my vote for President will count 1/3 as much as an Alaskan (actually it won’t matter at all — I’m not in a swing state)…Not because my vote for Senate will count 1/50 as much as an Alaskan…But because no matter what the outcome, our government will still be a giant bonfire of partisanship
His request for the winner? Withdraw from any political party and govern independently:
“So my plea to the victors — whoever they might be: please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as independents in name and in spirit.”
Brin added he feels elected officials typically have good intentions, but that “collectively 90% of their effort seems to be focused on how to stick it to the other party.” He ended the post urging readers that agree with his stance to forward the Google+ post to the newly elected officials.