Saturday, August 18, 2007

"I Have the Power!"



Eternia Michigan is having it's primary on January 15th next year. That's one week after New Hampshire. Unless something dramatic happens with California or Florida, it now makes the Michigan primary, arguably, the most important early test for the candidates.

The whole presidential primary system is complex, and I don't pretend to fully grasp how it works. But that's mostly because I've never lived anywhere where it mattered. In 2004, the Michigan caucus was in mid-March, and Kerry was already running away with it. My Dean vote was merely symbolic—it didn't mean anything.

Not this time. Michigan is in play, and that means candidates will be coming here to press flesh—good, and bombard me with advertising—bad. All I can say, is I cannot wait to vote, and have it matter. And that's (probably) bad news for Hillary.

This diary at Kos breaks it all down.

5 comments:

S.W. Anderson said...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there's a strong likelihood you could be in the same situation of voting in a too-late-to-matter primary again. Several states keep moving their primaries up, trying to one-up the others.

This is a stupid game that threatens to demonstrate to a number of high-placed idiots in several states that people have no intention of letting politics intrude on their Christmas, Hannukah and New Years.

Mr Furious said...

Who will be the voice of reason in all of this? Anyone?

Yeah, I didn't think so. Glad that the next PResident will be prematurely picked so some state can increase ad and hotel dollars...

Smitty said...

As I understand this, this is not a done deal. It has been reported as one, but I hear the unions are getting a hold of this and they HATE it. There is a 6-month window for petitioners to gather signatures. Holding a huge statewide R AND D primary on this date would fall in that window. And what are they concerned about? Circulators trying to get "right to work" on the ballot. Because of that, this may die.

Mrs. Furious said...

I'm still waiting for you to give me my props on the He-Man reference! We both know "I have the power!"

Mr Furious said...

Duly noted.