Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Affirmative Action in the campaign?

I’d like to think, “affirmative action” hasn’t found it’s way into the presidential campaign, but I fear it has. Howard Dean (democratic screaming meme), and his merry band of the DNC, has deemed that the Florida and the Michigan count for the democrats will only be counted at half the amount the people have voted. Is this a joke or what? Barack Obama wasn’t even ON the Michigan ballot, and yet Hillary’s overwhelming victory in that state will only be counted as half, because of some date that the Democratic hierarchy has chosen to be the “formal date” to vote? I see the Florida Supreme Court has already voted not to hear the challenge from Hillary. You already know my stance on the campaign, but damned if I think ANYONE’S vote should be thrown in the trash, and it is my prediction that if the US Supreme Court has to make a decision on it, they will rule in favor of everyone’s vote being counted regardless on any other states ruling.

In my opinion this whole thing about not counting Michigan or Florida is crap, pure and simple! No party Dem or Republican should be allowed to make a decision NOT to count a single vote. Let the chips fall where they may, but don’t handicap one candidate over another. Those of you who know me already know that I’d be complaining if it were the Democrats or the Republicans. Howard Dean needs to count all the votes, not just the ones who favor his favorite candidate!


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Anonymous said...

I never thought about it as affirmative action, but to put forth someone with less experience, whose only apparent redeeming quality is his color, makes one wonder. Nice thought provoking idea.