I'm a bloody thirteen year old, and I'm more mature than most of you, Clinton and Obama supporters alike. I'm an Obama supporter, but the idiocy spewing from the mouths (or keyboards) of both sides is really starting to piss me off. I apologize for the bad language, but that's how I feel and I can't change it. I regularly read MyDD and Daily Kos, and both of them are now so partisan, divided and fucking idiotic that I can't stand it. I'm not going to boycott either, or go on "strike", which has now been suggested. I'm just going to sit back and let you guys screw it up for my generation.
My first political experience was at age 5, in 2000 (Yes, I'm currently 13). My brother and I, he being the esteemed age of eight, were digging in the back yard (I forget for what), and I was curious about the hubbub about an 'election' that was going on. Here are his words as I remember them;
"Okay, here's what you've got to know. Democrats are good and republicans are bad. Left is good, right is bad. Liberal is good, conservative is bad."
He went to a little more length about the various good and bad things in politics, but that was the general idea. Impressive for an eight year old, perhaps, but not very astute. I've since learned better. Follow me over the jump for my enlightenment.
There has been some talk about how electability will play into the race. The Clinton campaign has said that Obama does not win any of the 'big states' (NY, CA and so on). The Obama campaign has said that as he wins traditionally Republican states, he can create many new swing states in the general election. I, from a completely non-partisan viewpoint, have a different spin from either of them, though my spin helps Obama more than Clinton.
Barack Obama's campaign has officially received donations from more than one million people. This is a world record for campaign fundraising. More info over the jump.
The Obama campaign has just announced that their goal is 1,000,000 donors by March 4. That is, just to give you some numbers, 1 out of every 300 people in the United States. That is one out of every 160 Democrats. And that is, incidentally, more than twice the population of Wyoming.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood...
If there is anyone out there who does not like this poem, well, you won't understand this diary. But like an earlier diarist said, we have two excellent choices for the Democratic Nomination. But what he didn't mention was the ending of the poem;
I took the one less traveled by
and that has made all the difference.
For me, if we are to understand the poem correctly, to understand Frost's meaning, not to go with the obvious choice, then the poem points to Barack Obama. Don't get me wrong, this is not why I'm supporting him; I have better reasons than that. But I think it a nice analogy.
Today we have the Maine caucuses. Based on the nets and the phonebanking I did for Obama earlier today and yesterday, I predict this result:
Over the fold, my predictions and analysis of for the race to come.
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