If you live in the good old US of A, you only have a few more hours to get out to the polls and rock the vote (with Mariah Carey, Snoop Lion and Questlove). Well, if you’re still undecided, perhaps this will sway you one way or the other: The Internet’s most adorable/hipstery cat, Lil Bub, has a message for YOU.
Earlier this week, President Barack Obama sought to get Ohio residents out and voting by circulating the following cat meme:
Well, it seems the Prez has gone and bit himself in the “a” to the double “s” this time, as the most famous cat on the Web, Lil Bub, seems to be hinting that her allegiances run Obama-ward. Read her official statement below:
Hi it’s me, BUB! November 6, 2012 is a big day for the USA. As a tiny amazing cat I’m not allowed to vote, but I encourage all of you to go out tomorrow and cast your ballot. If you love me you’ll do it. Love me. Do it.
I’ve been asked a lot about which dude I “endorse” as the leader of your country. Since I am just a cat, and not even from your planet, I have mostly refrained from speaking up. But today I realized that I am a woman cat, and as a woman I feel I have a responsibility to encourage my friends to vote for that one guy who actually seems to care about women and our choices. This is not an endorsement; it’s an attempt to make sure the wrong guy doesn’t win.
As an underdog and a woman, I encourage anyone who roots for the underdog, anyone who cares about women’s choices, and anyone who cares about the future of this entire planet to get off their butts and use their opposable thumbs to vote for the person who has been outspoken about supporting our views and helping us keep the rights we deserve.
I hope that I, BUB, at the very least can convince those of you who weren’t planning on it to go out and vote. If anything, do it for me. It would be the best gift ever!
Also, I should take this opportunity to point out that writing in “Lil Bub” on your ballot is seriously the WORST IDEA EVER. No one will ever know how clever it was that you did it, and it’s a wasted vote. And yes, people have seriously been talking about this. If you love me, please don’t do this. Thank you.