Today in My History
Me a Grape
Books Read in 2020
3 March 2020
Super Tuesday dawned bright and clear and just warm enough to make you feel comfortable. No environmental impediments to voting.
This has been the most unusual year. When the candidates announced they were running for office, it seemed impossible to figure out who to vote for.
Initially I was going to vote for Biden because who else would I vote for? But I kinda liked Warren too. Then I listened to Buttigieg and I really liked him. And Ned was a rabid Yang supporter and though I knew he didn't have a prayer of winning, the more I watched him, the more I liked his ideas. And though I didn't want anybody to buy an election, the temptation to vote for Bloomberg because he was so certain that he could beat Trump was strong.
Bloomberg has been so saturating....well, everything....that I watched a video about snow crabs this morning and tagged onto the end of it was a Bloomberg ad!
It got easier as the candidates began to drop off. I was sad to see some of them go, but happy that my choices were fewer. I still liked Buttigieg but was fairly certain that religious conservatives across the country would never elect a gay man.
After one of the debates, I realized I was surprisingly impressed with Klobuchar. So that left me struggling to decide among four or five different candidates.
When I had lunch with my friend Kathleen she was confused as I was. This year it comes down to not who is your favorite candidate, but who do you think will beat Trump?
I know Sanders has a huge following but (a) I don't think he has enough to win and (b) despite the fact that I like his platform, especially medicare for all, the fact is that if he does not have a Democratic Senate...and especially if Mitch McConnell is re-elected, he doesn't have a prayer of getting most of his issues passed.
I finally decided that I was just one voter and I really wanted to vote for Buttigieg -- when will I ever again have the opportunity to vote for a gay man. It wasn't only that he was gay, but I've liked his performance in all the debates and like his platform.
My like for Warren has faded as her numbers have fallen into single digits.
Then came yesterday when Steyer, Klobuchar and Buttigieg ended their run and two of them threw their support to Biden, along with O'Rourke, who dropped out long ago. Now the choices were easier to make.
I don't understand why Tulsi Gabbard is still in the race. Nobody even mentions her any more. When I look at this group, there is only one choice for me. I will be voting for Biden in a little bit. He has come alive in the last couple of weeks and there is no awkwardness about voting for him over Warren. I would love to see him battling Trump.
But of course now that he's a front runner, the Republicans are dragging up Ukraine again, a subject nobody has mentioned in over a month, when he was running far down the list of possible candidates.
It's still 8 months to the election.
God help us.
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I was not a Chris Matthews fan. His hardball style drove me crazy,
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