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This diary is just my journey, my personal feelings.  This was written in the heat of the moment, and just represents a flood of emotions.

I once was the girl...

who soooo wanted to work for the HRC campaign.  (Remember we knew she was going to run for a long time).  That is even why I took 2 years off of school.  My husband (a republican) hated it.  His obstinence, made me want to work for HRC even more!  Even after I got wind of Obama I was still extremly into HRC (I didn't even know her positions on anything or her affiliations  or that much).  I mean I am highly educated I research everything, looking back on it I do not know why I didn't research more at first.  

I guess bc it was just something I always thought was okay (when you grow up Bush Clinton that's all you know).  In 2004 my husband told me Obama would be the next president (he said this after watching his speech to this day I do not know why he was even watching).  HIs parents (also repubs) said the same thing.  I said sure, he might be HRC's vp.    I've even met HRC (while I was canvassing for another Dem).  However, by that time I had grwon upset w/the Dems in general. I didn't like how they did not fund progressives (who had a real shot like Paul Hacket).  I did not like some things the Dems were doing in my state.  

I began to do research.  2006 came around and I began to become angry as hell! I re-registered as a independent. I started this year off w/out a cannidate.  Living in Iowa (and OH) now, I've seen so much dirt, that I am ashamed that I was once so blind to it.  However, I know how far I've come and how far my husband has come (he once voted for Bush).  I have hope that others can change as well.  For Edwards supporters take heart by the fact that my mother and father thought Edwards absolutely killed in the last debate, it made them see him totatlly different.  He is tired w/Obama for their support

Originally posted to Shhs on Sun Jan 13, 2008 at 09:51 PM PST.

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