If you live in a state that participates in Super Tuesday, and you have any capacity for voting tomorrow, I pray you vote. I don't care if you vote for someone I don't like- but I sincerely hope you vote. Jazz won't be- he's registered as an independent and therefore cannot vote in a Republican or Democratic primary in the state of NY.
I am registered democratic, and I will be voting for Barak Obama. I would have preferred to vote for John Edwards, but he seems to have pulled out at the moment. I know it may surprise many that I am not in favor of Hillary, but I do not like her healthcare program, her voting history on Iraq, and the "dynastic" implications, in addition to her deliberate maneuvering of the New York political system to get into her current position. It's a personal hatred that goes beyond sensible. I want to continue to be proud of never voting for her (including the senatorial primaries).
Having gone to a women's college and being a registered democrat for years, my mail tells me that my vote for her has been assumed for years. I receive yearly invitations to fund raising dinners for her as well as pleas for finding without dinner and a chance to meet her. I've gotten several robocalls from Chuck Schumer (the mythical other senator from NY) urging me to vote for her. I have heard nothing but blessed silence from Obama and Edwards, and I confess I prefer it. I don't watch a great deal of TV, and other than advertising aimed at getting "younger" people to get out and vote, I've seen a total of one presidential campaign commercial, for Mike Huckabee.
But this election season is as exciting as yesterday's Superbowl. It's still possible to upset the Hillary Clinton juggernaut. And I am praying that this is so.
A large part of why I don't want Hillary is because I know her presidency would be marked by Republicans uniting to stand against her, like they stood against her husband. A hatred for the Clintons, the delving into any possible sniff of wrongdoing, another possible impeachment or just serious roadblocking is inevitable with her in the White House.
Also, Bush has been nototrious about stealing more power for the executive branch. The Clintons would continue to *use* it. And possibly attempt to steal more. Obama seems to be more upright than that and more likely to revert back to a restoration of powers - or at least I like to think so. Otherwise this slow erosion of legislative power with corruption of the executive power will continue, and we will eventually end up with cesars. It's inevitable.
And scary as all fuck.
So please, Vote.