August 19, 2008

Question for Hillary Voters:

So, if Obama doesn't put her on the ticket, what will you do?

1) Hold your nose and vote for Obama, but be on the lookout for any future blackballing of national-level female candidates—and maybe hope that the estrogen level will be at least as high among Obama's senior appointments as it has been among Bush 43's.

2) Vote for McCain; after all, he's a centrist's centrist, and he clearly has more experience than Obama. (Can he "think on his feet" better? Does he have a better sense of humor? You tell me.)

3) Write in "Hillary."

4) Stay at home.

5) Go to the polls so you can support all the other important people and issues important in your state and locality, but leave the spot for "President" blank—maybe even so the party knows you didn't just have the flu, and so that other issues and leaders do not suffer because of mistakes made by the national party and/or a few within Hillary's campaign.

Posted by Attila Girl at August 19, 2008 06:14 PM | TrackBack

I guess the answer that comes closest to mine is "1," but there will be no holding of the nose in my ballot booth. I'm a firm Obama supporter, and have been since it became clear to me that he would be the Democratic candidate. I supported Hillary Clinton before that, but I have no bitterness over her defeat.

Posted by: Jan Steckel at August 19, 2008 10:12 PM

The hopiate of the masses. . .
A habit that's impossible to break.

Posted by: Darrell at August 19, 2008 10:46 PM

Sounds like you had an easier time adjusting to Obama than I did to McCain . . . like, much easier.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 19, 2008 10:57 PM

Obama voted against it because it was trying to overturn/undermine Roe v. Wade . . .

(Passed 10-0 by committee before vote on bill. Obama is one of the 10)


2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend Senate Bill 1082 on page 1, by

3 replacing lines 24 through 26 with the following:

4 “(c) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to

5 affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal

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Posted by: Darrell at August 19, 2008 11:18 PM

I'm a Hillary supporter but don't believe she's the best VP choice for Obama. I would prefer he did not put her on the ticket.

But then again, I'm not planning on voting for Senator Obama.

I'm now leaning toward McCain but will have to see what happens with his VP choice.

I may end up staying home this election, something I've never done.

Posted by: Denise at August 20, 2008 04:54 AM

Well, one thing about McCain is that one cannot accuse him of sucking up to the GOP party. He has been much more inclined to flip them the bird than anything else.

He simply isn't a conservative in the way that term is generally applied these days.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 20, 2008 03:44 PM

I'm disqualified here. Early on, I was neither a Hillary or Barack supporter. But Obama is okay with me. Anyone but John McSame.

Posted by: SR23 at August 21, 2008 04:47 AM

Also, you're a guy. There's a line of reasoning out there to the effect that guys are . . . guy-like. Not that there's anything wrong with that . . .

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