Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Yeah, I heard, I'm still voting for him, though.
It appears that, for the second consecutive primary, I will be voting for a candidate who has dropped out of the race for president. John is apparently going to announce this afternoon that he is leaving the race, and I'm not thrilled.
No, I don't think he can win the nomination, thanks to the media caring more about his haircuts than his positions on issues (especially since he seemed to be the only Democratic candidate who HAD POSITIONS ON ISSUES), but I wanted him to stay to hopefully incur a brokered convention, where we had other possibilities.
Think I'm kidding? Go read this NY TIMES piece about how overjoyed rural Arkansas and Tennessee are about Clinton or Obama; I know how excited I am! Obama talks about wonderful things like working together and uniting for a common good, and that's all sunshine and rainbows and crap; how's he going to do that when the Republicans are going to screw him at every turn?
As for Clinton, we know Billy Bob can street-fight, but since he has hung over her campaign like storm clouds, we really don;'t know what she'll do. Maybe she won't cave on everything since she would be out from under Harry Reid, but who knows?
The fact remains, I cannot get excited about EITHER of them. I don't really trust either of them, since Clinton is a triangulator and I have a feeling Obama would be taken by the three-card monte specialists of the Republican party.
Will I hold my nose and vote for one in November? Well, as long as Hillary doesn't do something moronic and put Harold Junior on the ticket. if that were to happen, I will vote third party, because that means the Democratic Party that I know and love will no longer be worth saving.