One of the things that most people don’t know about me is that I send out probably only a quarter of the emails I write.

I wonder, if I were to be hit by a bus tomorrow, what would be made of all the emails I don’t send. I can’t decide if I’d want them to be delivered to their intended recipiants, or deleted – probably a little of both. They make for intereseting reading for me, though.


So, P. stayed over last night in order to help me face the scary Democrats (or the other way around, I think she was just as apprehensive as I was about the whole thing). It turned out to be rather a lot of fun, although I was truly pushing exhausted by the end of the thing, since I didn’t sleep at all last night. [Working and then playing music]

Anyway, sometime around 10ish we wandered down to a local school to cast our vote. My neighbor, who is a big Dean supporter, booed as I wrote in ‘Kucinich’ in the box, but it was completely in fun. Or mostly so anyway. There was one Kerry supporter who kind of scared me a little bit.. 😉

Anyway, so, after this our chair explained the rules of the system, and how we would be able to change our votes, horse-trade to get canidates viable, and whatever until the cutoff time. When we were told that any canidates with less than 15% of the vote were unviable, P. turned to me and said ‘Sorry’ and I started trying to figure out who I was going to change my vote to. I had just about decided on Kerry, despite the fact that there are a few things I really dislike about him – like how plastic he seems, how rich he is, and how he voted for the recent war – when I happened to glance over at the sheets.

You could plainly see everyone’s vote – I think this was a good thing, considering the horse-trading that later ensued, it made things simpler – and it didn’t look like Kucinich wasn’t a viable canidate _at all_. in fact, when the votes were tallied, in our precinct he got more than Kerry!

But then, I always knew I lived in a cool neighborhood.

It was neat in general – I got to meet some of my neighbors, which is something I definately don’t do enough of. In the end, we broke up into groups and decided who would take our issues to the county on May 1st and 8th. There were several volunteers, but I was chosen.

So now I’m active in local government. Well, kind of.

Anyway – I was also happy that at one point when it looked like Kucinich wasn’t going to get enough votes for a delegate after the horse-trading had ensued, P. was willing to change her vote to make Kucinich a viable canidate. 😉

It was a cool system – had almost a instant-runoff flavor to it. I think it would make a good system for electing a president – you could support multiple parties easily!

15 Responses to “Re:”

  1. rhiawolf Says:

    so, I don’t want to seem like a stalker, I’m here checking out OKCupid/Livejournal crossovers today, and yours was on the list. 🙂

    So, yeah, just a goddess at your service. ;p



  2. goamaki Says:

    so, who won?

  3. sheer_panic Says:

    2 delegates for dean
    1 for kerry
    1 for kucinich

  4. goamaki Says:

    I would have voted for Kerry. Even though he’s for the war, he said he would have gone about it differently. I think the only way to deal with a madman, is to fight fire with fire. To talk to Saddam or whomever, with kind little words and negotiation, is NOT something I think those people would agree to. :/ imho.

  5. sheer_panic Says:

    I was happy with the way things played out. Dennis got 3rd place in WA, so he’s getting a bit more media attention – and remember that I don’t neccesarily want Dennis the man, just Dennis the message ;-)Kerry took WA handily – it would take a pretty major SNAFU to derail Kerry’s campaign at this point.

    Who do you suppose will be VP?


  6. heidianna Says:

    AL GORE! *big cheezy grin*

    I think it would be cool if he asked Kucinich. I really have no idea who will end up with the VP card.

  7. don_diego Says:

    Not that the Democratic party is actively seeking my endorsement or anything, but I think I would register as a Democrat for strategic reasons if I lived in a caucus state. CA has open primaries, so it caters well to the nonpartisan voter, but even in a closed primary system I wouldn’t trade an implied endorsement for one vote out of millions. By attending the caucus, you were able to wield a disproportionate amount of influence (i.e. decisions are made by those who show up, and it takes a fair bit more motivation to go to a caucus than a voting booth). Mazel tov, Mr. Delegate.

    I would strongly support a national caucus for President. I hereby nominate you to design its implementation. 😉


  8. don_diego Says:

    Three generations of liberals in my family (my grandmother and my mother, both Democrats; me, a nonpartisan) say the smart money is on Edwards for Kerry’s VP. They think Clark might be tapped for SecDef, which I doubted at first, but then I started kicking around the idea that in the interest of beating Bush, Kerry might try for total solidarity by inviting the other candidates to join his government at the convention. I still don’t think this is terribly likely, but it does make a certain amount of sense given the clear and present danger Dubya poses to the nation:

    Edwards as VP. Sorry Dean, but we learned in Electoral College 101: “A ticket of two New Englanders will never win.” Of course, neither should a ticket of two Texans – but that’s another story.

    Clark as Secretary of Defense. He’s internationally respected, and that’s of paramount importance in the post-Bush era. His recent Republicanism wouldn’t bother me at all here, as it would in one of the top two slots – Clinton’s SecDef, Bill Cohen, used to be a Republican senator from Maine.

    Dean as Secretary of Labor. I don’t know if he would accept this position, but it’s the highest he’s likely to be offered. He doesn’t strike me as diplomatically skilled, ruling out State; he has no background in the economic field, ruling out Treasury and Commerce; he’s not a lawyer, ruling out AG; and he’s a New Englander, ruling out Commerce and Agriculture. He could be offered one of these positions as a sop, even though he’s not qualified; but frankly, I think he would refuse anything less than VP. If so, I think it goes to staunch union ally Gephardt.

    Kucinich as Secretary of Touchy-Feely Department like HHS, HUD, Transportation, Energy, or Education. He may actually be left out in the cold, since nobody “important” takes him seriously (or his friend Al Sharpton for that matter). Even money he gets a nod, but only if everyone above also gets one.

    Shameless liberal political punditry, at your service.


  9. don_diego Says:

    Almost forgot this one, thrown in from left field by my 82 year old grandma:

    Clinton as Ambassador to the United Nations. He has stated that he is willing to serve in any capacity asked of him. Other than Nobel Peace laureate Carter, I dare you to name an American political figure with more international prestige.

  10. goamaki Says:

    I have no idea…guess I better

  11. jcurious Says:

    Jimmy Carter 😉

  12. jcurious Says:

    I’m thinking Gepheart

  13. sheer_panic Says:

    Gah! I guess it could be worse..

  14. don_diego Says:

    I wish. Carter turns 80 before the general election.

  15. brassratgirl Says:

    Yeah! It’s VP. I mean, c’mon, after Quayle…
    everybody else looks like a fricken genius.

    I like the idea of Edwards as VP. I got the feeling Dean was going to invite him as such if he got the nomination.

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