So I just got done watching Meet the Press. My Head is about to explode thinking about all this primary stuff. But as I’m really trying to decide who to give my vote to for the upcoming primary in Mississippi, I realize that it has to go much it deeper than that.
Idealistically, I prefer Hillary Clinton. I have for a long time. There is no question as far as policies, and experience, that she would be the one I would prefer. I would love to see her in the White House. I think she would be great for the country, and the turn around from the last 8 years of Poor and Misguided Leadership that we have had to endure. Barack Obama could do a lot to make me feel better about him in the White House by laying out more details in all of his policies but he seems to refuse to do so. Clinton has everything explained, and for the most part, everything paid for.
If I thought that Hillary Clinton could win the general election in a landslide, then it would be a no-brainer for me to choose in three weeks.
But honestly, with John McCain being very liberal on several key issues. I think that there are many people, when they close that curtain, that are just not going to be able to bring themselves to vote for Hillary Clinton, either because of her name, because of the idea of dynasties in America, or because they can’t bring themselves to vote for a Woman, or I don’t know whatever irrational reasoning that a person might have. Heck, I even think that McCain might make a pretty good president, as long as he was kept in check by a democratic congress.
Anyway, on March 11th, I’m going to have to go to the polls and decide who I think should get my share of the 40 delegates available from Mississippi. And it’s so very close on the Dem side, so a delegate here or there makes a big difference.
It’s weird that I’ve never had to make a decision in a primary before. I’m actually a little bit nervous thinking about it all. I’ve never been nervous voting in a General Election Before. And as far as primaries go, they have always been done before it got to Mississippi’s late voting day. It’s a new experience for me and it’s not one that I like all that much. Voting for president is one thing… You’re voting for who you think will do the job best. It’s a very final type of feeling, you pick the candidate you think will do the best, and vote.
But voting for who you want to run for president is a whole new thing entirely. I’m voting for who I think I want to run for president, and who I think will have the best shot of winning. Heck, after voting day, I won’t even know whether or not I made the right decision. Ever. It’s not quite as tangible as a General Election, and it’s that feeling that I’m not sure I like.
I’ve never questioned my vote prior to a General Election. And so far, I’ve never made a vote for president in a general election that I have regretted. And, as of right now, I’ve never made a single vote period that I’ve regretted. But it’s quite possible this particular primary might be the first…
Oh well, you know what, maybe it’ll all be done on March 4th anyway. If Texas and Ohio go a certain way and it won’t matter by the next week in Mississippi anyway. Obama seems to be gaining some steam that might be hard for Hillary Clinton to overcome.