Unfortunately I'll be out of the country when we caucus in Washington state, so I don't get a vote in the primaries. But I've voted with my wallet by contributing to Obama's run for the Presidency, and did this after a lot of consideration. By far the most important consideration was ending the madness and getting a Democrat in the White House. The way things seem to be breaking it looks like McCain will get the GOP nod and in a match up with Hillary, I think he wins . . . and the head to head polls suggest this as well. Obama is inspiring people--hell he got 14,000 people in Idaho to show up to a rally over the weekend. Hillary . . . I've been a Clinton supporter and apologist for years, but I'm just done. Bill's coded race baiting in South Carolina was the final straw. Sure, Obama is not terribly experienced (and in GWB we have an indication of how badly that can break), but at least he hasn't been completely bought and sold, yet. Having spent a significant time abroad in recent years, I've watched the decay of international respect for the USofA and I can think of nothing more game changing than having Barak take the helm of our country. His candidacy might also help us have a run up to November that highlights policy differences rather than personal attacks, or at least a rerun of the slams against the Clintons we've endured for almost two decades, some of them actually true.
We now return to regularly scheduled non-political Joygantic broadcasts describing what I had for dinner or my latest delayed flight.