I avoid politics like I avoid cliches…….like the plague.
However, I think I can break that rule for an election day update.
- I had to wait an hour this morning to vote in EP. There was an MoveOn.org person outside the polling place. I thought it was odd, but they weren’t campaigning, so technically, its kosher I guess. They were just checking on people that registered through them. If MoveOn can be at a polling place and the Democrats can’t, then there is a good reason why you shouldn’t work via a political party. It also calls into question what the real difference is between a PAC and a political party. I applaud them on their organization actually. I’m amazed they even bothered with EP. The right has some catching up to do over the next four years.
- I once again wasted my vote. I voted Libertarian. I can’t vote for Bush and wont vote for Kerry (or is it the other way around?). I also voted against all incumbant canidates that had opposition. It made my ballot pretty jumbled. I voted for a liberal Democrat for congress and some right wing Christians for judge. I have a consistant algorithim I use for voting. I don’t know if I’ll use it the next time I vote.
- I hope for the following things to happen in this election: 1) Bush loses by a margin less than the what the Libertarian canidate gets, at least in a few important states. 2) Republicans keep control of congress and we get gridlock. 3) Kerry gets less than 50% of the vote, or better yet, he wins the electoral vote and loses the popular vote (sweet sweet irony).
- I’m sick and fucking tired of people asking me if I’ve voted, or if I’m going to vote. I also feel sorry for people who are getting crap for voting for Nader. They seem to get more crap than I do. I’m a lost cause I guess, but they are heritics. Wars within religions can be more fierce than those between religions.
Maybe I’ll have some interesting statistical tidbits when the dust settles.