First in the Nation Primary status is a cool thing. Here in NH we take that pretty seriously. But, dayum, I am so glad it ends today. No more “I approve this message”. No more 50 bazillion tons of paper junk mail from candidates promising to protect the environment. No more phone calls.
Weekend before last, Rudy snubbed the short kid at the Tilt’n Diner, sweeping by him with his mock-Secret Service wanna-be entourage and leaving their vehicles clogging the parking lot. Dude, that ain’t how you play the game here in NH.
And Hillary crying…did anybody see her cry? I saw a little glistening and heard her already-overtaxed voice crack a little, but crying? I don’t think so. And what pisses me off is the fact Edwards or Obama could have had a moment like that and you wouldn’t see “…broke down and cried” in the headlines. Bastards.
But it all comes down to the issues. This is the longest I’ve ever gone undecided. I think the problems this country has are so well-defined it leaves all the candidates pretty much promising the same things, leaving the voters to dig deep and find out not only the details of said promises, but how much they’re going to cost. And if I see the words “Tax credit” again, I’m going to cry. Tax credits help people buy new furnaces in April. They don’t help choose between health care and groceries every damn month.
ANYWAY…time for me to pack the short kid off to school and then go cast my vote for Obama. I started with Clinton, then took a long look at Edwards, but Team Obama said the right things and gave me the most with which to make an informed decision.
Hopefully I can find a place to park. You’d think they would have cleared the snow mountains out of the parking lot in preparation for this. It’s certainly not as if Primary Day came as a big surprise.