Sunday, February 3, 2008

who will you vote for on tuesday?

It's not too often that I post on the weekends. But today being Superbowl Sunday and my having no big party invites and no desire to watch the game means that I'm home browsing my favorite sites and thinking about Super Tuesday instead.

We all know that Ted and Caroline Kennedy came out in support of Barack last week, complete with a brand new commercial featuring Caroline saying that there's never been a candidate who she's been inspired by in the way that she thinks people were inspired by her father---until Barack Obama.

Yesterday, Rory Kennedy (daughter of Bobby), wrote this piece for SF Chronicle, in which she speaks respectfully of Hillary, and of her desire to see a woman as president in her lifetime. She's a woman, a mother, and a feminist, but the bottom line is that Barack's her choice.

I think a lot of women feel this way. The old-guard feminists have been saying that not voting for Hillary is a betrayal. But you know what? So few women feel that way. So many respect Hillary and don't feel like they should be forced to vote for her just because she's a woman. I agree with that sentiment, wholeheartedly, even though as of today I'm planning on voting for Hillary still.

A lot of people are starting to speculate that Hillary can't win against McCain, that it's time to figure out who can take it all the way to the White House. I believe in voting your heart, but I feel like the current is starting to change. Last week I thought Hillary would take the nomination. In my opinion, she won the debate on Thursday night in L.A. But now I have a gut feeling that Barack is going to take it. And I won't be upset. And neither will the vast majority of Hillary supporters. And so we wait. CNN is actually on an hourly countdown. I heard them announce "40 hours till primaries" this morning. So even there politics is beating out the interest in sports.


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