Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I *wish* I could vote again...

For some reason, over the last couple weeks I've been getting numerous phone calls from the Obama campaign, apparently convinced that despite my Chicago-area Area Code I actually still reside in Cleveland. In fact, I had two voice mails from Barack himself this afternoon when I got home! That's devotion people, I can imagine him now sitting at a desk with the Cleveland-area phone directory dialing number by number in an attempt to get out the vote. To think, I could have actually chatted him up for a few minutes. Damn Chicago traffic!

I am getting a little depressed about all the talk I'm hearing from the Hillary camp about going on after tonight, no matter what the results. Whereas last month even her husband was saying she needed big wins in both Texas and Ohio to stay in, now she's saying that a slight win in Ohio and a "not too terrible" loss in Texas is a sign that momentum is changing. And the longer she stays in, attacking Obama, the more polarized democratic voters will be. So by the time of the convention, no matter who actually wins the other side will be so upset that "their" candidate lost that they'll either not vote at all or vote for McCain in a fit of pique.

How do I know this? Because I find myself thinking about whether I could vote for Hillary should she "win" the nomination and I honestly don't know whether I could. In fact, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't. But I don't like McCain either. So I find myself stuck in a situation where I'm basing my choice on which candidate I loathe the least? Man, that would suck.

Hillary. For the love of God. Please stop this insanity and do America a favor. Even if you win the nomination, you won't win the race.

4 comments:

J.Po said...

MY GOD! THANK YOU for voicing exactly what I feel! I was thinking that very thing on my way home today - and I don't think I could happily vote for her. I probably would. But not happily. At all.

I cannot believe I used to live in Ohio. What are they thinking? I saw a typical Ohioan on 60 minutes saying he was leaning Obama but didn't feel great about voting for a Muslim. Can you believe it?

J.Po said...

PS - thanks for posting something other than creepy animals with human teeth!

glacierdad said...

I must agree as well. However, if the race goes into June, then my vote may actually count for something. Darn MT and their stupid June primaries.

kippur said...

HEAR HEAR! Or is it HERE HERE? Either way. Right on man!