Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Dammit

Bev Perdue won the democratic nomination.

By A LOT. 

She celebrated last night with the teachers, police, AND sheriffs that Mr Griffith mentioned in his ad for her, and Richard Moore got to give a concession speech. That has GOT to suck.

HOWEVER...

Pat McCrory, the mayor of Charlotte, won the republican nomination. He's the one I was hoping would win. There's something about him that appeals to me, mainly how he's lowered the crime rate in Charlotte, how he's planning on making sure taxes in this state don't get raised (state taxes here are ridiculous), and his stance on illegal immigration, which is a HUGE problem here.
Now I get to vote republican in November, for the very first time in my life. Yes, I will come to the dark side for the governorship in this state, and I don't mind doing it. Not this time anyway. I don't know if he'll win, because this state has a record of voting democrat for the governorship for I think the past couple of decades. Whatever though, at least I don't have to vote for Ms Beverly.

Mr McCrory's platform was based on three main issues: 
1)Education/Jobs, 2) Better Transportation for increased mobility and 3)
Security and Safety.

Yep, we need all three.

On a far better note for me and my ballot casting yesterday, Mr Obama took North Carolina quite handily with a 14 point lead. I might be a traitor to my gender, but I truly don't like Mrs Clinton. I think she's a phony, she was a carpet bagger in New York, and if it weren't for Bill she wouldn't have a leg to stand on in this election.

While it would be nice to have Bill and his influence in the White House again, I just don't see it as worth it. 

So there you have it. My adventure in voting yesterday, my choice come November, and my joy in finally having someone that I voted for actually win for a change. The last time that happened was in 1992 with Bill. That WAS 1992, right?  

Have a great Wednesday. We'll leave politics behind tomorrow. :)

3 comments:

Cyn said...

I do not think choosing Obama over Clinton is being a traitor to being a girl. Really who votes on someone based upon their sex only? Vote on who you think is the best candidate and never mind about weirdo women who eat babies or look like they do.

Annie said...

I agree with Cyn.

Em said...

I take it you're really into politics?

And I agree... no need to vote based on gender.

:-)