Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday

I know yesterday I said I needed a decision free week. It hasn't happened yet.

After all, today is Super Tuesday, and California is one of the 24 states holding primaries today.

In years past, it hasn't mattered how I voted. By the time CA gets to hold a primary, everyone knows who both nominees will be. But year it is different. While people are saying it will be McCain for the Republicans, it isn't a done deal yet by any stretch of the imagination.

(And yes, things are still up in the air on the Dem side, but since I'm a Republican, I will be talking about them.)

So here was my delima. I am most closely aligned with Huckabee. Yet I think Romney has the best chance of beating McCain in the primaries. Frankly, I'm not excited about any of these three (or anyone else who was running), but that's basically who we are left with by this point.

I have spent all week vascilating over who to vote for. Part of me said Romney because he is our only hope of beating McCain. Part of me said, vote how you really feel, which would be Huckabee.

Heck, I was still trying to decide as I walked to the polling place today.

Ultimately, I pulled the lever for Huckabee. I still don't know if it was the best option. Only time will tell, I guess.

I really do hope it isn't McCain. He's talking a great story now. However, we've got this track record to examine, and guess what. He's about as far from what he claims to be as you can get. I love the fact that he is calling Romney a flip flopper since he is more of the same. If McCain is the nominee, there will really be no difference between him and whoever the Dems choose. And I don't know what I will do at that point.


Thayere said...

I'm in almost the same boat. Seeing as Kentucky was not voting... and hence my vote won't really count this year... there's that difference. I'm not sure about the Huckabee/Romney separation, either. I think I'm aligned a bit closer to Huckabee... but I don't know for sure whether he'd really end up being a pusher for small spending.

If I had been you, I would have voted for Romney. Unfortunately, I've always been one to take in the larger picture rather than simply vote "ethically" based on who I actually want to win. It's politics... nothing is straightforward, unfortunately.

I feel the same way about McCain as well. Perhaps I shouldn't, but it's as though I don't even care whether McCain or Obama takes office. Sort of like... if McCain has become the figurehead of the Republican Party -- I'm out. I cannot stand the man at all. I haven't followed the democrats much, so I don't know what I can say at all about Obama. I can say this about McCain, though. I cannot respect him.

...on the comment you left on my blog: I don't know what I want to do with my life, which is why I continue to "torture" myself with the business classes. I figure if I don't know, I might as well take the option which leads to more options down the road. A business degree is versatile and will pay the bills and give me (hopefully) the funds to open up alternatives for me later in life when I get around to "deciding what I want to do when I grow up."

Mark said...

Hence the reason I am still working as accountant. :)

I used to vote based on politics over real feelings. But I've finally decided that if enough people start voting honestly, maybe we'll get some real choice again.

Okay, I'm dreaming.

Either way, the difference between the canidates was so spread apart that it didn't matter in the end. Which definitely makes me feel better.