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It's Super Tuesday!

You bitches better be voting! Or caucusing!1 I don't care who for (well, I do, but your decision is your own. This is America, after all), but you better!





Go Obama!


1Unless you're Australian or Canadian or "a Brit." I know I have a few of you on ye-olde f-list. You are exempt from this proclamation.

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acciofirebolt
Feb. 5th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Stupid Indiana. :(
virtuistic
Feb. 5th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Lame. When's your turn?
acciofirebolt
Feb. 5th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Not until May, I don't think.
virtuistic
Feb. 5th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Woh, that is super lame. Bummer, dude.

But you will vote when the time comes, eh?
acciofirebolt
Feb. 5th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Offfffff courseeeeee. When I voted in what, November? It was the first time I'd actually voted in one of the little booth things as opposed to simply sending in an absentee from school. It was so coooooooool.
virtuistic
Feb. 5th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Rock on!
Awesome! That's the kind of enthusiasm we need! Well, apologies that you have to wait. It's been eating me up.

irishdreams530
Feb. 5th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
I would have voted today. If my primaries were today. We don't vote until April 22.
virtuistic
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME. That really sucks.

But jump on the wagon when the time comes. :)
promiseoftin
Feb. 5th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
So why are some things called primaries and others caucuses? This baffles me to no end.

*does the Obama dance* Yes, there totally is an Obama dance. I promise.
virtuistic
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
Beats the crap out of me. Actually no, it has a lot to do with the format. A primary is basically a vote, where a caucus is more of a conversation. For example, you have little squares in different corners of the room, and they represent a candidate. You go stand by the candidate you support, everyone goes around and says why they feel that candidate is best, and then people have the option to move around if they are so swayed.

BUT! Who chooses who does what? The parties and the states. It's stupid.

The thing that REALLY pisses me off, though, are closed primaries. That's the most unconstitutional bullshit I've ever heard of.


*does the Obama dance too, even though so far it looks like Clinton is leading in your stupid state!*
mattador
Feb. 6th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Dunno about the state yet, but Obama carried my precinct, 36-21-1-1. I was a teller! And put a resolution on the action agenda! It was awesome!
virtuistic
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Go you! That sounds so exciting.

Obama's website says he took Minnesota! And the CNN primary coverage site mirrors that.

Evidently he's got 67% with 70% reporting. :-D

I'm pretty sure he rocked the shit out of our precinct too. At least from what I was hearing, and the place was packed. They really didn't expect this many people to show up. As a result, it was kind of low-budge. They ran out of ballots and we had to write our votes out on DFL business cards. Hah! It was really very vindicating, and exciting! Go America! Go Change!
mattador
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
We ran out of ballots and even of roll-call forms. There was a half an hour line just to get to our precinct rooms, It was something like FIVE TIMES the turn-out they had in 204.

In short, fucking awesome.
virtuistic
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
You know, I really think a lot changed after 2000. Young people really saw that their votes mattered, and I think the problem with 2004 was that there wasn't nearly as much hope as there is now. It's a very exciting time, and a very important election for this country.
mattador
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
Well, and let's be honest. Kerry and dwards and Dean and etc. just weren't nearly as exciting as Obama.

Hell. They weren't even as exciting as Hillary.
virtuistic
Feb. 7th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
That is true beyond words.
shamanix
Feb. 6th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
I didn't vote!

Of course, since I can't legally, that had something to do with my decision. :)
virtuistic
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
That's gotta suck. :)

When can you? Will you be able to? How does that work, exactly? (If you don't mind my asking)
shamanix
Feb. 6th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
The only way I can vote is if I opt to take US citizenship. I qualified for it in November of 2006, but I don't have any particular plans to do it unless there's a really compelling reason...

...like the country waking the fuck up and electing Obama. And even then, I'd probably give it a year or two to see what happens.
wackodood
Feb. 7th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
I voted for the first time. For Paul. Six out of the nine delegates we voted in were Paul supporters, so I was happy about that. Since I didn't go to the Democratic caucus, I don't know how the majority of them conduct themselves, but most of the people at the Republican caucus turned out to be pretty narrow-minded (big surprise?), making jokes about other party members (mainly Hillary jokes, but come on; is that really necessary) when we weren't doing caucus-related stuff. It was disheartening, but what ever.
virtuistic
Feb. 7th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
See, the Democrats don't caucus... we just vote. And it was packed. They ran out of ballots and we had to write out our votes on DFL business cards. Then we hung out and elected precinct chairs and stuff by a show of hands. Everyone was pretty friendly. There was an AA meeting downstairs at the time, I know some people accidentally walked in... but they got coffee out of it!

I really found the whole experience uplifting and vindicating.
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