Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I mean say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

Today is the primary in Texas and I have yet to vote.

There's little doubt in my mind that I will vote against either Obama or Clinton when the time comes in November, but I'm at a loss regarding today.

Should I vote in the Democratic primary just to have some fun with it? I think Hillary Rodham Clinton is more beatable than Obama, so that's one route.

I'm not jazzed by McCain, but I have the luxury of knowing that my vote is irrelevant in the GOP primary and come November.

Texas will be a red state regardless of what I do.

I'm thinking I may vote today for Mike Huckabee to send a message, but I'm not sure what that message is. McCain already knows he's not conservative enough for me, but he also knows I have nowhere else to turn. It's one of the flaws with our present system with 2 main parties.

I'm still reading a lot of ins and outs and whathaveyous trying to figure out how I can sign up as a Super Delegate and revive Fred Thompson's campaign, but my time is running out.

All that to say, I'm open to suggestion.

19 Comments:

At 04 March, 2008 09:56, Blogger samurai said...

I know every vote counts, but more often than not... it feels like my little voice of a vote is drowned out...

This race will be interesting all that way up to the finish in November.

May God have mercy on our country.

 
At 04 March, 2008 10:08, Blogger AJF said...

Write in "Brian Hough"

 
At 04 March, 2008 10:15, Blogger Oilcan said...

The Big Lebowski

Dude, vote for Huckabee. Or, since I already early voted Huckabee, I know you can still vote for Fred Thompson since his name is still on the ballot.

 
At 04 March, 2008 10:15, Anonymous Stephanie said...

I used my primary vote to vote for Hilary Clinton. I know. I know. But here's my rationale (and that of more conservatives in Texas to count): If Hilary Clinton wins Texas and/or Ohio, it does not solidify Barack Obama's nomination.

In November, I'll be voting for John McCain, and HOPEFULLY, he'll be running against Mrs. Clinton.

 
At 04 March, 2008 10:17, Blogger GUNNY said...

Good point, Oil.

So, I guess it's a coin toss between Hough & Thompson.

I'm just trying to feed my family.

 
At 04 March, 2008 10:19, Blogger GUNNY said...

Shrewd, Steph.

I was thinking along those lines as well. Even if it's Obama who gets the nominee, the longer it takes to get that nominee the better it is for the anti-liberal peeps like myself.

If they can keep fighting amongst themselves ...

 
At 04 March, 2008 13:56, Blogger Jade said...

Gunny wrote:
McCain already knows he's not conservative enough for me, but he also knows I have nowhere else to turn.

How does McCain know? Did you actually sit down and have coffee with him? Yeah, I know, I'm annoying. :ob

I fear that the next president will be a democrat. I just don't think McCain has enough ...whatever, to beat either two....

 
At 04 March, 2008 13:57, Blogger Cody said...

I sit at work thinking the same thing..."Brian Hough" is starting to look good.

 
At 04 March, 2008 14:25, Anonymous Lance said...

I voted for Dukakis.

 
At 04 March, 2008 15:06, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steph,

I like your thinking...I thought about doing the same thing, but I didn't.

~Michelle

 
At 04 March, 2008 15:16, Blogger GUNNY said...

Lance, Michael Dukakis is my favorite "card-carrying member of the ACLU," though he's my second favorite Dukakis, behind Olympia, of course.


I too was so tempted, Michelle, especially when Hillary sprung for Double Dave's pizza rolls!

They were most appreciated & enjoyed while waiting in the queue.

Obama only gave the kids a Lifesaver afterward, as though that was going to entice them to show up for the "Caucus" tonight.

Incidentally, I learned from the Obamaites about the "Texas Two-Step" today.

Did you know that 2/3 of the Democratic delegates are determined by the primary, but the other 1/3 is done at the caucus?

At the caucus one signs for the candidate of choice and there you go.

Like Obama's literature said, "To change America, Do the Texas Two-Step."

 
At 04 March, 2008 21:13, Blogger Rev. said...

Again, people, Obama is your next president. Embrace the (so-called) change. Say what you want about the tenets of Socialism, dudes, at least it's an ethos.

 
At 04 March, 2008 23:28, Blogger mark t said...

That superdelegate thing sounds like a nice gig. If you find out where to sign up, let me know.

 
At 05 March, 2008 09:41, Blogger Jade said...

What are you saying Rev?! Are you voting for Obama?! You're not voting as a Conservative?!

 
At 05 March, 2008 12:40, Blogger Jade said...

Gunny,
what if in the end, Hillary and Obama team up (regardless of who wins the Democratic candidacy)? Would you then think they are beatable in the election?

 
At 05 March, 2008 20:34, Blogger Rev. said...

Jade:

Me vote for (so-called) 'change'? When Hades has polar ice caps. Nope. I've thought, ever since the Senator from IL put his hat in the ring, that he would win this upcoming election.

Say what you want about the tenets of Socialism (e.g., 'change'), Jade, at least it's an ethos. ;)

 
At 05 March, 2008 23:58, Blogger GUNNY said...

Great question, Jade.

A Clinton/Obama or Obama/Clinton ticket would be hard to beat, unless we have McCain/Reagan, which is impossible without divine intervention.

The best that can be hoped for is a prolonged battle of in-fighting leading up to the real face off in November.

I fear Rev is correct in Obama being the inevitable heir apparent. It would seem his presidency to lose, which still befuddles me, but if the "sure thing" Patriots can lose to the "one pro-bowler" Giants, then never say never.

 
At 10 March, 2008 12:32, Blogger Jade said...

Seems like the idea of Obama being VP is something the Clintons are actually speculating already! Well Hilly, you've got to first win the Candidacy! Don't know if Obama would consider Hilly as VP...

 
At 10 March, 2008 12:52, Blogger GUNNY said...

Funny, but after watching the 2/22 debate (or thereabouts) I got the impression she was trying to be nice to Obama so she might get the consolation prize.

I think she's still the underdog.

 

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