I’ve been adamant that I would continue to support and vote for JRE and the issues that I believe he best addressed, and I’ve said that I would vote for him today no matter what. I went to the polling place to fill out my ballot and found that I just could not vote for John, not because I didn’t want to-somehow I’ve been registered as a fu**ing gooper! How the hell did that happen? Did I register unknowingly when filling out some ballot measure? Did I do it wanting to throw a monkey wrench in some gooper primary? I don’t think so, the last primary I voted in was the 04 election.
Feb 06 2008
Jan 08 2008
it is possible that the contest for the soul of the Democratic Party will be between conservatives and liberals rather than between genders and mythological races.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not forecasting that the Rapture is about to commence. It is little more than a wan hope but I was surprised that even a sodden bastion of the MSM would spy such a wondrous mirage in the intellectual desert. Newsweek asked if maybe the contest would be between Obama and Edwards after New Hampshire.
(I couldn’t immediately lay my hands on the article but try to believe me. I saw it. I swear I did. I had intended this entry as a critique when I started it. Maybe I am delusional. :-()
If any object that Obama is far from an ideal symbol of conservatism and maybe Edwards even less so as a stand-in for liberalism, I admit to the problem in advance.
Still the relative elitist against the mill worker’s son, the man who wants to get along for smooth sailing compared to the man who wants to make waves to rock the boat is a symbolism that only a Chris Matthews or Tim Russert could be blind to.
Could it happen?
“All things are possible,” says the Good Book.
Sometimes I wish I weren’t a committed heretic.
Dec 16 2007
like no other Democrat, feigned or real.
Edwards makes no attempt to be more Republican than the Republicans like Clinton. He doesn’t seek to get along like Obama.
Edwards is not appealing to the mythical middle class of the DLC. He is talking to the people. People don’t count for much these days.
Edwards is not the plutocratic candidate with money to burn. He doesn’t have the glamor and the backing of the two that occupy the front of the stage. Most polls don’t even bother to record the horrendous drubbing Edwards would deal the Republicans.
Thought someone here might like to know before Edwards is banished forever from the scene.
Sep 30 2007
I really can’t say what we’ll inherit. Sure, I spent 8 years in the White House with Bill, but I wasn’t really paying attention to geopoliltics and shit. And that was a while ago, anyway. Besides, my head is full of rocks. You saw my vote on the AUMF. That Iran vote was pretty mindless, too. [Cackling noises].