Saturday, May 24, 2008

Saturday random thought

   I really don't spend much time thinking about American politics, but it occurs to me that the Democrats are in for another four years of bitter disappointment. I just don't believe that a majority of Americans will vote for a woman, or a member of a visible minority.



dpoem said...

You may be right...  

Mind if I crash on your couch for a while?  


aleclynch said...

Sadly Paul, you *may* be correct insofar as that goes. But on the other hand, consider how few eligible voters traditionally make it out to the polls. So no, perhaps--perhaps--you are right in your prediction, if *everyone* voted. But consider how in just about every single primary there have been record breaking turn outs for the democratic nomination votes. A lot of people that are willing to vote for either Clinton or Obama have been made to care enough to get up, go out, and cast their ballot. It's not entirely unlikely to my thinking that this momentum will carry through to the final election.

For the last two elections, apathy has been one of the democrats biggest problems; that's obviously not the case this time around.


bhbner2him said...

Does this mean that democrats only talk about equality for minorities and women?  -  Barbara

plittle said...

I'm sorry, Barbara, I don't understand your comment. Could you elaborate?

justaname4me2 said...

Sadly, I believe you may be right. It certainly doesn't help that as of this point in time, Democrats are still split up sitting on different fences.


bpslider45 said...

What has amazed me is the number of people who have stated that, if their choice (Obama or Clinton) is not selected for the Democratic candidate, they will vote for McCain before voting for the alternative Democratic candidate?!?!

This to me is another example of what is wrong with the political process in the US (and Canada as well).

People are all tied up in the personalities and image as opposed to the policies and platforms.

As a result, instead of the best qualified candidate, we get the slickest salesman.

When, oh when, has that ever worked out to a positive result?  

The sheeple need to start paying attention to the details and forget the pretty, pretty pictures.

rdautumnsage said...

I think it's idiotic to vote for one because she "is" a woman, or to vote for the other because he "is" a minority. Makes you wonder if people are truly listening to what each candidate is offering and what they are saying on more important topics, other than I will be the first woman or black man in history in the presidential seat. I would rather pretend I'm blind and listen to the issues on hand. (Hugs) Indigo

lurkynat said...

Dear Paul,
Aren't you worried about how much hype we have to put up with my the media?
I don't know if it's true in Canada but in the states it's"Hype City"now.
Yours, Natalie

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