Tuesday, May 06, 2008

It's about time!

After months of waiting and watching seemingly endless news talk shows broadcasting about the Democratic campaign, I got to vote today! That's right......the Democratic freedom train finally made it to Indiana!

I have cast my vote for the person who has the most amount of experience and not so much charisma. I voted for Hillary. I voted for her because - love her or hate her - she has more experience than her counterpart. She isn't preaching "pie-in-the-sky" ideals and she isn't turning every speech into a "hope-filled vision" for America. She has a practical plan folks and she has it well documented. We know where she stands. Some might say.....yeah...but she is already part of that awful Washington system. There isn't one Senator running who hasn't had to endure (or take part in)that awful Washington system of politics. I mean.......haven't we all had to endure eight years of it with our hands cuffed behind our backs? Our Democratic representatives in Congress have had to sit by mercilessly and watch this Republican dictatorship go on without being able to stop it!

We have a chance to stop it now! I want someone in office who has the "balls" to fight when we need to fight and be the gracious diplomat when working with our allies and partners around the world. We don't need any more enemies nor do we need any more dead soldiers. It is time to come home and protect the homeland, fix our crippled economy, shore up social security and save American jobs from going overseas.

My candidate has a plan. I will be watching and hoping that Hillary can pull off a win not only in Indiana, but in North Carolina as well. I believe in our country (humming America the Beautiful) and all that it stands for today.

I gotta believe in miracles.........it's just who I am.


Anonymous said...

I did my absentee voting today....though I am not sure what impact KY will have on the final outcome.
I believe that all the primaries need to be on the same day. Non of this stringing it out over 6 or 7 months. And I don't believe in super delegates. What makes their vote more important than mine? Isn't it just a a way to sway thing "their" way?
Let's try one person, one equal vote!


Rita said...

Yeah....I don't agree with the Democrats Super Delegate system either. I mean...what is the point exactly? The "elite" get to nominate who should be our nominee? There really is no real reason to break your back to get to the polls.
I would like to see the popular vote elect the President into office as well and do away with the Electoral Congress.

lynt said...

Popular day for absentee voting! I just did my duty after work today.

I'm glad Rita believes in miracles. I left the Clerk's office turned on CNN and heard Wolf's interview with George McGovern... the man makes a good point. I don't like the dem's super delegate system, and I don't like the prospect of a 'negotiated' end. But. Beating McCain is SO important. I don't so much care about 'hope' as I do about real ACTION to address the problems we've created for ourselves the last eight years.

*stepping down off soapbox*

CJ said...

I listen to a lot of talk radio on my commute. And all I have heard for the past week is how the Republicans want to run against Obama because they are not too sure McCain could beat Hillary. But they are pretty confident they could beat Obama. I think I agree. I'm curious as to you thoughts on that.

Rita said...

I am hearing the same thing on talk radio myself. And now since Hillary seems to be facing a defeat here in this nomination....I am now in the unimaginable place that I have been talking about for months.....do I want to vote for Obama just to have a Democrat in office?

I struggle with the idea that Obama can beat McCain. I don't think he can do it without Hillary on his ticket and I think McCain will wait to release the name of his runningmate until after Obama makes up his mind. I really think McCain probably has two people in mind.....one for an Obama and mystery person ticket and another for Obama/Clinton ticket.

I certainly think we will have it locked up if it is a Obama/Clinton ticket. No doubt in my mind. The Democrats will win by a landslide and will likely pick up addtional seats in the House and the Senate at the same time.

Those folks who are coming out in droves to vote for Obama will be on hand to vote for all of the other Democrats on the ballot that day.

This could be huge.....

Rita said...
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CJ said...

I agree. An Obama/Clinton ticked would clinch it for the Democrats.

What if McCain picks Romney for a running mate? Not a big Romeny fan after having him as governor here in Massachusetts.

Rita said...

It would be an interesting combination of McCain and Romney but I am not sure that Romney would even settle for being "second fiddle".

I can't even guess who Obama would choose. We know Oprah won't get it.

adrian2514 said...

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