huh. Still nothin'
Christ, when is there going to be some news on who won?
I've been watching the Democratic nomination contest it's like Sunday night during fantasy football season. I got used to having a primary or caucus every freakin' day, and now I expect some delegate to switch or a juicy news story to pop every few seconds. Throw a pass, Obama! No not to Huckabee! Nader intercepts! GAH!
Mostly I just want it to end. I need closure.
Doesn't it feel like everyone's been running for president since opening night of Genesis' Abacab tour? Who did Nixon endorse? Didn't I see a Clinton campaign rally at a local arcade?
As a life long Democrat, I was pretty psyched about the options this year. Granted, anything would look good after John Kerry, but I'd have been happy with about any of them. I was sorta pulling for Joe Biden at first, 'cause when is Delaware gonna have another chance to nominate a president? But Clinton, Obama, Edwards, & Richardson all seemed just fine to me. I figured Clinton was probably a lock, but it would be fun to watch the red shirts play along until she and her hubby dispatched them like a terrorists attacking Imaginationland.
Then along came Obama.
I've got to say, the guy has totally won me over. It's not because of his policies or his speeches, although I like those, too. It's because he refuses to engage in the posturing, pandering, and negativity that I've become acclimated to in presidential politics. He just feels genuine, totally confident in what he believes in and how to get there. Hillary is so studied, so obviously in control that the logic of what she says is overcome by how scripted and user-tested it is. If people disagreed with Obama, I think he'd be frustrated but would passionately stick to his guns, hoping to convince them and find common ground. If people disagreed with Hillary, I think she'd change her tune to appear like she's always agreed with them. And that kinda bugs me.
As the "momentum" has built and the Clinton campaign obituaries started to surface I felt some relief, like this whole thing was almost blessedly over. But it's NOT! We have to wait until Tuesday, and then we might have to wait again if that's inconclusive. It's like a never-ending game of Whac-a-Mole, and it's wearing me out.
So if you're reading this in Texas, Ohio, Vermont or Rhode Island, please IN THE NAME OF GOD pick a side and decisively END THIS THING so we can all move on with our lives..
Wait....the real election isn't until November?
That's it. We're moving to Canada.