November 4th, 2008

politics, Kerry Edwards

I done went and voteded....

Why I love being freelance #943: I can vote at 3pm, and it'll only take six minutes.

It will shock no one that I voted down the Democratic column (though I almost voted for Obama-Biden on the Working Families ticket, just to be cheeky). I also voted yes on Proposition 1.

Off to get a haircut, then broxbob350's birthday dinner, then home to watch election results.
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    "Oh Mary, Don't You Weep" by HARP
wee krad, South Park Keith, South Park Keith #2

snurched from the entire frapping f-list

The non-politics meme:

1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. share the love.

Naturally, I go with the kitty-cats. This picture is also the Windows wallpaper on my computer.

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    election coverage on MSNBC
king julien

President-Elect Barack Obama

Son of a bitch.

Senator John McCain has given his concession speech. The MSNBC map has 338 electoral votes for Obama-Biden, with only 156 for McCain-Palin.

Son of a bitch.

In my lifetime I've seen the Berlin Wall come down, I've seen the Soviet Union come to an end, I've seen a person walk on the moon (okay, I was only three months old, but I saw it!), I've seen the twin towers fall, I've seen apartheid end in South Africa, and now I've seen an African American be elected President of the United States -- the same United States whose Constitution declared black men to be 3/5 of a person when it was first written in 1787.

Son of a bitch.

Senator McCain's acceptance speech was very eloquent -- probably the most eloquent speech he's given this entire campaign. We're staying up now, partly to make sure this is really happening -- I still remember sitting with a friend during the 2000 election watching it see-saw back and forth all night long -- and partly to see President-Elect Obama's acceptance speech.

Son of a bitch.
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    the election coverage on MSNBC
politics, Kerry Edwards

something I wrote in April

On 22 April, I said this, regarding the Democratic primary:
This notion that the continued adversarial primary shenanigans between Senators Clinton and Obama will somehow hurt in the general election keeps getting traction, but it's horseshit. This isn't the first time there's been a nasty primary battle, and having such a battle isn't remotely predictive of how the general election will go.

To give a very telling example, in 1980, Congressman George H.W. Bush and Governor Ronald Reagan went at it like cats and dogs. Their sniping was at least as nasty, if not significantly nastier, than what the junior senators from New York and Illinois are engaging in right now.

I think you remember how that election turned out in the end.

McCain doesn't need to "take notes." If he's an even remotely competent campaigner, those notes were taken a year ago. If he needs this primary election to figure out a strategy to beat either one of these two, then his campaign isn't going to be able to handle a general election in any case.

What this ongoing primary is doing is getting both candidates out there talking to people. And that's probably the most important thing. We're getting record turnouts nationwide because both of these candidates are exciting people. The Republican turnout's been much much lower, and that speaks well for the Democrats' chances, especially if, as I think is likely, it's an Obama/Clinton ticket.

I was wrong about the ticket, which was Obama-Biden, but aside from that, I was completely right about the above, and everyone said I was wrong.

So: nyah!

Oh, and an open message to Peter David: I was right, you were wrong, and aren't you glad? *grin* (Peter and I were discussing the election at Dragon*Con, and he was convinced that Senator McCain would win; I was convinced that President-Elect Obama would win in a landslide.)
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    still the MSNBC coverage