Monday, January 19, 2004

My vote doesn't count

I'm bitter about this whole primary election crap. Call me crazy, but I want to actually vote in a primary.

Oh, I'll be allowed to vote, alright. There just won't be any point in it.

In Alabama the Democratic primary isn't until June 1st. By that time, most of the candidates will have dropped out of the race, conceding to the front-runner. It's the same every time. The fact that Dean continues to lead in the polls worries me. I want to cast my vote for Clark, but I may not be given the chance.

I don't think it's fair to assume that a candidate's performance in Iowa or New Hampshire is indicative of how his performance will be in other parts of the country. Nevertheless, that's what happens. The states with early primaries and caucuses determine the fate of the ballots in Alabama (and elsewhere).

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