The last 10 days
14 January, 2008
Well, it began with my guy not winning in IA. C’est la vie.
Then it really began when 525,870 people turned up to vote in the NH primaries.
I am sure I no longer have the words to express my feelings about the way things are just now in this country, but man, seeing about 60% of the voters turn out for a PRIMARY??
Wow. Good stuff.
And then lately I’ve even heard Obama proposing sound policy initiatives, worthy of debate. I was flabbergasted to hear that there is actually substance there. Don’t get me wrong, his ability to find the common ground (as demonstrated repeatedly in the Illinois legislature) is profoundly impressive. It’s a skill that few have. Now that he is talking about specific ideas (and not just about hope) without contradicting himself OR reality, I like him even more.
Well, now I have some hope back. I’m not sure it matters anymore to me if Obama or Edwards gets the nomination. Either one is electable. Either one is hope enough. I’ve needed it. It’s been a dark time since 2000.
I want to vote for Edwards, but I also don’t want to see Hillary Clinton getting my state’s delegates. The last time I faced this conundrum I helped get Nader just enough votes to screw us all. I knew it might happen, but it was what it was.
Bush was the Y2k bug.
So, that said, I’m taking advice on where to go from here. Who should I vote for? Edwards? or Obama?