Super Duper Tuesday

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Well, today's Super Duper Tuesday. For the first time, Colorado will be participating, and they expect a record turnout.

I've never been to a caucus, but I'll be trudging through the latest snowstorm to my Smart Boy's high school this evening in order to exercise my franchise. It's supposed to last two hours. Additional information about the Colorado Caucus can be found here.

This year I'm going to volunteer to be an election judge for the November Election Day, which is on the agenda for tonight's caucus. However, I'm a bit concerned that once the local democrats get my contact information, I'll never be rid of them. I'm really not interested in being stalked by the Douglas County Democrats for the next 100 years because I'm interested in helping out for this election. Sort of like when my charities stalk me. We'll see if I regret it or not.

As I mentioned earlier, I'll be standing up for Barack Obama. Based on current information, I think he has best chance of a successful presidency of the current Democratic candidates. And by "successful," I mean the country's in a better place at the end of his term than at the beginning, based on criteria the president has control over. Secret message to George W. Bush: Your presidency was not successful. Duh.

I wish Bill Richardson was still running. I'd be voting for him, since he was so clearly the most qualified candidate in either field. But he had to drop out. Not sexy enough, I suspect. I don't see where having a president who's too sexy for his shirt is a legitimate job requirement, but hey, what do I know?

8 comments:

Michelle K said...

Have fun!

By the time the WV primaries roll around, I can vote for whomever I want, since it most likely won't matter.

Only advantage is I can vote for whomever I want and it won't let someone I don't like get the nomination.

This isn't really comforting, but I tell myself that to make me feel a little better.

Jim Wright said...

Yeah, have fun with that.

I'm with you, if it's a choice between Clinton and Obama, I choose Obama.

Cindi in CO said...

Me too, Jim.

Anne C. said...

Thanks for making the effort to participate in this particular caucus. I had intended to, but found that I would have had to switch to Dem (from Independent) back in December. It makes sense in retrospect. Wish I had gotten off my butt earlier, but hadn't anticipated have as strong an opinion.
Would be voting (caucusing?) for Obama too.

Jeri said...

I've never been to a caucus, I think that'd be interesting!

Washington has gone to an entirely vote-by-mail system. I hate it. I truly miss exercising my franchise in person, in a polling booth - it was a reassuring ritual.

An interesting dichotomy exists... our Democratic party chooses its candidates entirely in caucus, although a group of superdelegates can vote how they wish. Our Republican party choice is based half on caucus results, and half on primary election results.

This year, they moved our primary from May to late February.

I'm independent, as well, so won't get to vote for either. :(

Nathan said...

Voting Completed.

Civic Duty done.

Where's my cookie?

MWT said...

I went...

I saw...

I discovered I was in the wrong place, because they'd consolidated a bunch of precincts and had moved me somewhere else.

After entirely too much driving, I put in my vote for Obama. Bill Richardson was still listed on the ballot, and I pondered voting for him even though he'd dropped - but then I'd be wasting a vote that might actually potentially matter.

So, that was my voting day. Now I have the little peach shaped sticker that proclaims I went. ;)

Janiece Murphy said...

Yeah, being all responsible is a real PITA. But it sure beats the alternative!