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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I Voted (TMI is down one post)


I wanted y'all to know I did my part in this screwed-up Presidential primary game.

Michigan's primary is today, in case you missed that. It's a colossal mess, however. Our state pushed through this early primary, against the wishes of the Democratic National Committee. As a punishment, they (a) encouraged the Democratic candidates to boycott Michigan and (b) will refuse to seat Michigan's delegates at the convention. Only Hillary Clinton is on the Michigan Democratic ballot, along with Kucinich and Gravel (and Dodd who dropped out). No Obama; no Edwards. If you write them in, your ballot will be voided. The only other choice is "uncommitted." Then if the DNC lets Michigan's delegates vote at the convention, they can throw their support to whoever they choose. Ree-fucking-dick-u-lass.

In the end, it's really just a Republican primary. So I voted in the Republican primary. That's right - as of today I am on record as having voted Republican. Actually, I've voted in the Republican primary before. Sometimes one has to in my area, because in local elections there may not be a Democrat on the ballot and if you don't vote in the Republican primary you don't get a choice at all in whose is elected to office.

Some think that Democrats voting in today's Republican primary will vote for whoever they think is least electable, just to screw with the Republicans. I take things a bit more seriously than that. I voted for the Republican I think I could live with as President. My analysis:

Guiliani - I don't like him personally. I think he showed a lot of ignorance in moving his girlfriend into Gracie mansion before his wife and kids had moved out and announcing his relationship with the girlfriend before he had told his wife. (The girlfriend in question is now the 3rd Mrs. Guiliani.) I actually agree with him on a lot of policy issues, but I think he is a slimeball and therefore would not vote for him.

Romney - I don't agree with his stands on abortion or gay rights. I'm not so impressed with his job as governor of Massachusetts. Plus Mormons are just weird. (Just kidding on that last one. Mostly.)

Fred Thompson - flash-in-the-pan celebrity candidacy. I don't take him seriously.

Paul - a Libertarian in Republican's clothing. Don't like his tax plan (more of a "lack of tax" plan)

Huckabee - hoo boy, where to start here? His national sales tax plan - ridiculous. His view that the earth is less than 10,000 years old - ridiculous. Huckabee himself - just ridiculous.

Hunter - this man is insanely conservative, with emphasis on the "insane' part. He scares the crap out of me.

McCain - I don't agree with him on a lot of stuff, but I think he's a pretty honest, straightforward guy. He got my vote today.

13 comments:

Sheen V said...

Politics in this country are so screwed up! I heard about the Michigan debacle on NPR yesterday. I'm still waiting for S. Carolina to let Steven Colbert back in the race - I think they are just too afraid that he'll win!

aphron said...

It's pretty hopeless. I used to have a political blog before my "venting of the spleen" blog. I quit updating it, because the whole is pointless. The two parties are merging into one anyway.

Flyinfox_SATX said...

Good for U! You Rock! I agree with you on your Candidacy assesment. The only difference is that I would vote Guliani because even though he is what he is, he fixed NYC. Anyone that can do that...has gotten my vote.

Flyinfox_SATX

Trueself said...

I agree with much of your assessment of the Republican candidates and would have voted for McCain also in your position. I don't agree with him on all the issues, but at least I feel like he's going to say it the way he sees it not how his particular audience at the time would like him to see it.

Desmond Jones said...

A few years back, Molly got herself a gig working at the polls for elections - she's one of the folks sitting behind the table, marking names in books. It's an interesting gig, but the cash value for the kids and me is that she's out from 6AM-10PM, so we have to fend for ourselves all day, and she's wasted when she finally does get home.

Funny thing is, she has to declare a party affiliation in order to work at the polls, so she declared herself a Republican. Well, we're Republicans only in the sense that we're REALLY not Democrats. But, in our town, declared Republicans are sufficiently rare that she instantly became the co-chair of her precinct, because the co-chair and the chair have to be of opposite parties, and there were no other Republicans in her precinct. . .

Anyway, I can't argue all that much with your analysis. Of the four Republicans who actually stand a chance to win, I could vote for any of 'em in November, except Giuliani. . .

Motor City Monk said...

I didn't vote today...but if I had it would have been for McCain. I want to see Romney out of the race by tomorrow - on second thought, with that in mind, I should probably get off my ass and go vote for McCain before the polls close.

Obama has my vote so far.

ZigZagMan said...

While I tend to lean Replicrat as opposed to Demopublican, I find it those who support McCain for his plain speaking honesty inspite of some his whackiness...is usually what so many cuss Bush about.

No disrespect, and respect to your vote based on what you had to work with. Good for you for taking the time to think it through, and cast a vote. That in itself is more than far too many do not do in this country...but bitch after the election! :)

Semi-Celibate Man said...

Good for you for voting!

BJ said...

I agree with you on McCain and still believe that he could very well be sitting in the White House right now. However the power-brokers within the gop had other ideas. I'd go so far as to say 9/11 would not have happened if McCain were President right now.

MizMouthy said...

That whole situation is pretty screwed up.

I am with you though... if I had to vote Republican it would definitely be for McCain.

Romney is the devil. Just sayin'...

G-Man said...

No Bunny...
Every Mormon I've ever known is weird!!!!
G...xoxox

Slick said...

I saw where Michigan voted Clinton as the top Democratic hopeful...

What the hell are ya'll thinkin'?? ;)

The Troll said...

I think the "Democrat" Party has a rather Orwellian name.

1) Strict Seniority system for Committee Chairs.

2) 1800 party-insider "Super-Delegates" to counter-weight the delegates who actually represent those pesky little "voters".

3) Officially stripping two large States of all their delegates. But (wink wink) keeping "options open" on letting Party Officials decide how the people "would have voted" had they been worthy of that honor.


Want to guess who the vast majority of Michigan and Florida's delegates will be assigned to?

Hint, it rhymes with Wildebeest.