"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)
posted by texasinafrica at 1/11/2008
Unfortunately, most people decide whom to support based completely on intangibles and emotions. I try to support the person closest to my progressive-populist platform, but I am a rarity--which is why Dennis Kucinich is not going to win the presidency. Sigh.My backup was John Edwards, but I can't see him doing anything now but splitting the left-of-Hillary vote and thus, perhaps, costing the race for Obama. So, today, I sent Edwards an email urging him to drop out (he's 3rd in his home state of SC!) and sent a little money to Obama. I do worry about his lack of experience and wish that he would be more thoroughly for peace and human rights abroad, but I already know what Clinton would give us and it is simply not good enough.
Friday, January 11, 2008 1:17:00 PM
when I lived in Japan during the 2004 election, I remember watching the conventions with my roommates (English and Aussie) and their complete astonishment at how our presidential candidates are treated like rockstars!That was fun. Thanks for the link.
Friday, January 11, 2008 5:28:00 PM
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