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Argh, democratic process.

Ohio ballots still had Kucinich as a presidential candidate. I was so tempted. But right below that was mah Dennis for Congress, so I was appeased. Eventually.

I had to get three ballots because I couldn't make up my damn mind.

Racists fucks in front of my polling place made for fun times.

And Clinton is the projected winner at 56% [circa 12:00am].

So... uh. Whatever. I feel like I'm 15 in the grungy 90s. I just want to say "Man" a lot and wax poetic about shaking up the establishment. But it's 2008, and I'm not 15. Which means I just spend an evening glaring at projections in my sweatpants and wondering if the drunk guy that slurred obscenities about Obama and his supporters at me will be found by school children in the morning, snoring in a gutter, or if he ever found the Ron Paul van that left him behind.

Date: 2008-03-05 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mzflux.livejournal.com
I feel the same way. After Hillary's near endorsement of McCain over Obama, I don't really know how to think of her anymore.

Maybe she'll be smart, and choose Obama as her VP.

Date: 2008-03-05 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
I'm kinda getting the feel that she'll tap McCain. It's a move that will appeal to a wider range of voters, and it's never too early to start thinking about re-election.

I think I just made myself vomit a little.

I'll definitely be keeping a closer eye on her speeches though. Hopefully I'm being silly and this is not the start of a trend.

Date: 2008-03-05 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mzflux.livejournal.com
Check it out: Clinton hints at sharing ticket with Obama, but nomination must be decided first (http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/03/05/today_on_the_presidential_campaign_trail/?rss_id=Boston.com+--+Latest+news)


There's still hope.

Date: 2008-03-05 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
That. Is definitely a comfort. I'm still worried because the two of them are SO combative and I think they're getting some serious bad blood between them (although I suppose it might not be *literally* between them, but more between their staunch supporters).

Hopefully the rhetoric will tone down a bit now that they both realize how divided the party is.

Date: 2008-03-05 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sup3rconnected.livejournal.com
Alas, poor Dennis.

Date: 2008-03-05 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
:( i still lu Dennis.

Date: 2008-03-05 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] book-bitch.livejournal.com
Ron Paul <3

I'm glad the van left him behind.

Date: 2008-03-05 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
Dude was crazeh. At the time I was so angry and upset that I flipped out, but now I'm giggling about it. He was just SO belligerent and confused.

Date: 2008-03-05 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bike4fish.livejournal.com
The only people crazier than Ron Paul are some of his supporters. And most of them seem to be thoroughly obnoxious, as well. That said, a very good friend of mine is a Ron Paul delegate for the county Republican convention (I think she's mostly subversive and contrary - but she has a born-in-Russia distrust of democrats (yes, most of the russians I know distrust the democrats - I suppose because they've been conditioned to believe that the only people you can trust are the people whom you know you can trust to be shithead.))

Date: 2008-03-06 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
Obnoxious yes, and scary devoted. They're insidious!

Honestly, I can't *get* Ron Paul. He actually shares some of my stances on issues, but he holds his stance for all the wrong reasons. Of course, I think that about a lot of libertarians.

I think your friend might have the right idea (in a realist and vaguely disheartening way).

Date: 2008-03-06 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] book-bitch.livejournal.com
Hey, I adore me some Ron Paul. Then again, I'm a crazy, gun-toting asshat. So I guess it makes sense.

Date: 2008-03-06 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
It's one thing to adore Ron Paul, but there are Paultards who take it to a whole 'nother level. It's downright worship for some of them, and I've been in debate forums where a few have said I'm "riddled with misplaced white guilt" (lol crazypants) because I wasn't sure who I was voting for, but I knew it wasn't going to be Ron.

I do like his stance on Iraq. Sort of. But where ultimately we're agreed that we need to pull out, he seems to want it out of some sort of nationalism, which I find a bit ew.

Although honestly, the Obama supporters have a huge asshat contingency of their own, so I can't rag on Ron Paul alone.

Date: 2008-03-06 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] finn-troll.livejournal.com
I'm always happy when I can at least vote for Kucinich in something that I at least know he'll most likely win it.

Date: 2008-03-06 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
This is true. Getting him re-elected will be great, but having him win the party nomination was a pipe dream that I will never shake.
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