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For the first time, I walked in to the polls not knowing who I was going to vote for.

March 4, 2008 09:07 AM

The temptation to cross party lines and vote for Hillary was very, very strong.  Having her continue to battle it out with Obama is very good for the cause.  But in the end, I couldn't do it.  The woman in front of me did, though.  And I know a lot of people who were considering it.  When you switch parties, you have to complete a form that says you swear "to uphold the principles of the Democratic party."  Well that wouldn't be too hard--since they have no principles. 

How's that for an obvious joke?

Anyway... I placed my protest vote for Mitt Romney.  Not that it will matter in the end.  My protest vote in the 2000 primary didn't matter either.

I did get to vote in all the down ticket Republican races.  For Congress, I voted for Jean Schmidt.  Over at WMD, they've pretty much summarized my thoughts on that race, so I won't repeat it all here.  The only other contested race was Pat DeWine v. Kathy King for Judge.  I voted for Pat, since he's pro-life, and Kathy is not.  For most of the other judicial races, I refrained from voting for the party's endorsed candidates.  Most of the people they put up are total chuckleheads--though it was a nice reminder of how glad I am that I litigate almost entirely in federal courts these days. 

And of course, I voted against the Cincinnati public school levy and the zoo levy.  The only way I'd get behind either of those two organizations would be if they switched missions.  Let the zoo put the CPS students behind bars, and let the schools educate the animals.  We'd end up with a safer community and a more intelligent workforce.

I'm kidding of course.  Well, slightly kidding.


Seeing how you seem to really prefer Cunningham, I'm curious about your love for Glen Beck.
He has, for some, possibly jumped the shark by promoting the idea that Barack Obama is the anti-Christ.
Your thoughts?

carsick   ·  March 5, 2008 12:15 AM

Oh, and Chris Matthews must agree in some way because he says:
"If you look at the box this year it came in, which is marked “change.” It is ironic that the man who represents the least change is in the solidest position to be the next president right now."
You, Glenn Beck and Chris Matthews. Politics make strange bedfellows aye?

carsick   ·  March 5, 2008 12:34 AM

I'm not a Glen Beck follower. He used to be on the radio here, but was replaced by Tony Snow and then Laura Ingraham. I don't watch his show on CNN Headline News. I find it hard to believe he said Obama was the Anti-Christ. Surely he was joking.

I'm actually not a Bill Cunningham toadie either. I just think he got screwed by John McCain for no good reason.

As for Chris Matthews, I don't understand his quote. Who is he referring to? John McCain? I have never thought John McCain is a good general election candidate. That's just what the press has said. I don't believe you win elections by winning over the middle ground, you win by energizing your base. See, e.g. Bush/Cheney in '04.

NBS   ·  March 5, 2008 12:14 PM

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