I have received some feedback on the Idiot of the Year poll, and as such I have made a slight change to the poll. First, several people were disappointed that Donald Trump wasn’t one of the choices. When I first started the Idiot of the Week posts, I made a rule that nobody could be selected twice, and since Donald Trump was the Grand Prize winner in 2016, I could not award him the honour again in 2017, thus making him ineligible for Idiot of the Year. The second complaint was there was no place for a write-in vote, and some had good ideas for candidates who were not on the list.
After much consideration (at least 2 minutes) I decided to listen to the voices of my friends and readers, and I have added a space at the bottom of the poll for ‘other’ for write in votes. If you wish to write in Donald Trump, you may certainly do so, and if he should get enough votes, I will break my own rule and award him the honour a second year. For those who have already voted, you may still go back and add a write-in vote.
Thanks to all for your feedback!