I am a registered Democrat… who has voted Republican every time.
You might ask, “So… just why are you a registered Democrat?”
Well, not being of a political nature, when I registered to vote I had no idea what party I’d choose… so I completed a quiz in a popular women’s magazine and it told me that, based on my answers, I was a Democrat. Brilliant! So… I registered.
While not aligned properly with the party I’d like to continue to lead this country, being a registered Democrat did allow me to do something interesting today… I was able to vote for “NOT HILLARY.” Because, let’s face it. The only two ‘real’ contenders in the Presidential race (for Democrats) are Clinton and Obama, and I’LL BE DAMNED if I’m going to stand by and let another Clinton into the White House.
Even I, who routinely abhors and shuns the ever-depressing news, knew that today a MSNBC reporter, David Schuster, is in the hot seat for saying, “Doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird way?” Hillary wants him fired, and I want to kick Hillary’s @ss. Aren’t we supposed to live in a society that values free speech? Why can’t this reporter question Chelsea’s involvement in enticing votes from super delegates?
Just this morning, I was watching Good Morning America and there was a segment on this 21-year-old Wisconsin college student, Jason Rae. Apparently, as a member of the Democratic National Committee, Rae is a “super delegate,” and thus he can back any Democratic candidate he wants to. He was featured because he just has breakfast with Chelsea Clinton, who was trying to help out Mommy Dearest by wooing Rae to join the Clinton camp. [To be fair, Rae has also heard from former prez (and schmuck) Bill Clinton and Sec. of State Madeleine Albright for Miss Hil, and from Sen. John Kerry for Obama.]
I don’t care that Hillary is a woman, just as I don’t care that Obama is black. I simply don’t want that woman in the White House.
I want our next president to be someone who brings some integrity and honesty back to the position of President of the United States of America. I want someone who will make choices for the good of our country, and who will educate Americans to understand why those choices were made. I want someone who fulfills his/her promises, or at least explains why certain promises cannot be filled at this time. I want someone to sit in that Oval Office and make Americans proud again. I want a President that is strong but approachable, charismatic but not slick, knowledgable but not conceited. I want someone who will choose qualified individuals as advisors, and who will pick America’s battles wisely.
Basically, I want David Palmer to run for President.
Do you know who YOU want to vote for? If not, check out CNN’s Election Center 2008. My friend Sarah sent me that link, after hearing me complain about not knowing where to go to get candidate information that isn’t tainted by an overtly-liberal media. She said, “I try not to watch the news for info on candidates, but I think CNN did a good job here in providing a fair breakdown of candidates and issues. All information comes from statements each candidate has made (in speeches or on their web sites, for instance) and actions (i.e., how they’ve voted on important legislation), without the typical journalist semantics and op-ed.” I *heart* this girl, I really do!
Anyway – I’m with Courtney! It doesn’t matter if you disagree with everything I’ve written in this post, but it does matter that you choose to vote. So go on. Vote.