by Jeremy Young | 1/30/2008 08:57:00 AM
Light posting from me over the next several days, as I'll be out of town.

Meanwhile: John Edwards is dropping out of the Presidential race.

As many of you know, I don't like Barack Obama that much. I think he's poised to betray the hopes and dreams of the millions who support him. I disagree fundamentally with his message of unity. I want a fighter who will destroy the forces that control Washington; Obama wants to invite them to the table.

But let's face facts, folks: it's Obama or Clinton now (sorry, Mike Gravel supporters). And I will not vote in a way that helps Bill and Hillary Clinton back into the White House, to pass more NAFTAs and Telecommunications Acts and Defense of Marriage Acts and welfare cuts.

I don't support Obama. I won't endorse Obama. But you bet I'm going to vote for Obama, if he's still in contention when my primary rolls around. (Otherwise, there's always that Gravel guy...)

What's on your mind?

[Update] I'm not certain why the Washington Monthly ran this overtly racist cover in November 2004, but they ought to be ashamed of themselves. They're still using it in subscription ads.



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Blogger Jeremy Young on 1/30/2008 9:07 AM:

For those of you who think this is the most equivocal non-endorsement endorsement ever, well, you're right. And for those of you who think this equivocal non-endorsement endorsement actually contains a subliminal message for another candidate, well, you're right too.


Blogger Ahistoricality on 1/30/2008 2:06 PM:

I'm definitely in non-endorsement mode, myself. At this point I'm no more enthusiastic about Obama than I am about Clinton.

I think Gravel is interesting, but doesn't really seem serious enough about the job. Using the partisan checklist method, Clinton and Obama are a wash for me. But that's never been the best way for me to pick candidates, anyway.


Blogger Jeremy Young on 1/30/2008 5:35 PM:

Hmm -- the link you posted requires a login.

As for Gravel's seriousness, that's never been a concern to me. If a candidate's willing to do the job, I don't care how serious he is beyond that. On the other hand, his support for a national sales tax and encouragement of pot-smoking do give me pause, as does his health.


Blogger Lisa Pease on 1/30/2008 11:13 PM:

Turnout will be they key in November.

Who can really pull the turnout?

On that question alone, I'd say you chose well.


Blogger Ahistoricality on 1/31/2008 1:17 AM:

Login? Which one? One of them is to my blogspot blog; one is to Avedon Carol's Sideshow, which is free, as far as I know; the other is to Tim Burke's blog, which only requires login to comment.

At some point, since I live in a late primary state, I'm going to have to start committing and giving money earlier, since I can't seem to influence the race any other way.


Blogger Jeremy Young on 1/31/2008 2:18 AM:

Weirdly enough, the Sideshow link didn't work the first time I clicked it, and required some sort of login. It works fine now. Very strange...

Anyhow, I actually score 89% Kucinich, 82% Obama, ahead of everyone else. Weird.

Lisa, there's no choice to make. I can't sit back and watch Hillary Clinton get the nomination. I guarantee you I will not vote for her if she does.