Sunday, February 10, 2008

My name is J-Funk, and I am a CAUCASER

Caucasing was so much fun! Here in Seattle, multiple precincts meet at one location, and each group crowds around a table and yells over the din of all the other groups. Meanwhile your neighbors surround you and try to sway you to vote for their candidate, and everyone is wearing stickers and shirts and signs and promoting whomever they love (mostly Obama in our district). We were somewhat indecisive, but put down Obama (the polls right now suggest to us he's more electable) - and he won our district by a wide margin. There was cheering and discussing and even community bonding (these are the people that are in the immediate four blocks surrounding us, after all).

Both candidates are good, ground-breaking, and equally controversial. But meanwhile the Democrats are facing an even bigger problem: the Republicans have decided while the Dems continue to battle it out. How will this affect the election? Considerably, according to Howard Dean - if the Republicans start campaigning now while the Dems are still battling it out, the Republicans will have a huge advantage. What to do? Someone needs to bite the bullet and step out. But can you see either of the final two (Hillary or Obama) doing that? Neither can I.

1 comment:

Uncle KT said...

I disagree with Howard. Based on the voter turnout country-wide the Dems are far out pacing the Republicans. Having two candidates that inspire people to get involved and vote (or caucus) can only strengthen the party (as long as people remember to fight the good fight for the final candidate).

I think that a good number of GOP supporters aren't voting because they don't feel that McCain represents them--which is backed by the talking heads in the media. If that continues then as long as the Dems keep turning out in large numbers to vote they can win the general election.