January 10, 2008

The Good Old Fashioned American Soap Opera

I'm following these primaries very closely. I have every State's primary for the month of January on my calendar. I decided who I was voting against about three weeks ago and now I'm ready to cast my ballot. It can't come soon enough.

I just read that Richardson ended his bid.

Am I the only one who read that and thought, "Who?"

I keep up, but I didn't even know this guy. Granted, I'm not a Dem, but still. I knew Dodd and Biden. I know the other three.

Richardson? Maybe this is why he was not faring so well... the whole 'name recognition issue' as in, he had NONE. Granted, I do live under a rock, but still.

Meanwhile, I'm wondering what ol' Hilly Baby is going to think as more and more Dems throw their weight behind Obama Hussein.

Kerry today.

Edwards tomorrow?


Posted by Boudicca at January 10, 2008 09:51 PM | TrackBack

Edwards will throw his support behind Hillary, not Obama. Kerry bypassed Edwards (former running mate) for Obama. Edwards is a proud man, he will do a "back at ya John.." and cut a deal to be Hillary's VP.

Obama cannot win the South, sorry to speak outside of the PC world, but it is true. To win as a DEM, You must be from the South..

If the Hill gets the nod, the only hope the REP's have is Huckabee.


Posted by: P'cola Titan at January 10, 2008 10:14 PM

Well, technically Hill is not from the south - she's from the Chicagoland area. She only married a southern guy - I'm not sure that works in her favor - but I was wrong about her crying too - so what do I know. Heh.

When it comes time to vote here (don't know when that will be, but I figure I'll hear about it) I'll worry about who is still in the race. Otherwise, I can't be bothered right now. I knew Richardson had started - but didn't know he was still in it. Well, I'm not voting in the Dem primary anyhow. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at January 10, 2008 11:53 PM

My hubby said that we should all join the party we dislike... and screw up the primaries. ;-) I'm starting to like that idea.

Posted by: vw bug at January 11, 2008 06:05 AM

PT- It will be interesting to see how it plays out. I think it won't happen until after SC, but I still think Edwards will back Hilly. We'll see.

Teresa- Ours is Jan 29... still after SC. I think people will have dropped after SC like last time, but they could still hang in until 5 Feb.

VW- I think your husband may be right! ;-)

Posted by: Bou at January 11, 2008 06:53 AM

Thanks for letting me know when our primary is, Bou. I didn't know yet. ;)

Posted by: pam at January 11, 2008 07:30 AM

Pam- It was confusing because they moved it and then the Dems got pissed and refused to stump here. So everyone focused on that and not the date.

Posted by: Bou at January 11, 2008 07:33 AM

Bill Richardson was actually a pretty good DEM candidate. Tough on border control and very moderate on a number of issues. He didn't stand a chance, sadly.

Posted by: Richmond at January 11, 2008 02:56 PM

Teresa, you are right, but she is far more palatable to the Southern Democrats than a black man named B.H. Obama...

It is the southern vote that decides whether the Dems win or lose. This is not the case with the Reps, but if you look at history, very much so for the dems..

Previous Dem Presidents:
Clinton - Arkansas
Clinton - Arkansas
Carter - Georgia
Johnson - Texas

Not since Kennedy has a Democrat won without being from the south. You need the south to offset the midwest which is primarily Red.

Posted by: P'cola Titan at January 11, 2008 10:27 PM

Richmond- I thought that none of the Dems that didn't stand a chance... were not bad choices. I always wanted to know more about Biden and Dodd... but all the Dems were all over Clinton and Obama. I found that to be unfortunate.

PT- Racism and Sexism both are going to play out in this election. I had a Democratic man tell me that he thought that we'd all see Sexism play out big in these elections. He is a fan of Hilly's. I said to him, "I think Racism will be VERY big" and he looked at me as if I had two heads. It was rather interesting. He was an elderly man... and suddenly wanted nothing to do with me. It made me laugh.

Posted by: Bou at January 12, 2008 12:03 AM