Unexpectedly (to me), Rick Santorum has won three states in the Republican primaries last night. Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. He also was declared the winner in Iowa after initially being named a very close runner-up to Mitt Romney.
Romney won in New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada. Gingrich won South Carolina. Ron Paul hasn't won any but has had a few 2nd place finishes.
I've decided to just vote as a Democrat in the Mass primary... against Obama, as a protest vote.
I think I’ll probably end up voting for Ralph Nader again this year… I like Obama and it’d be good if Obama won the election, I think, but personally I don’t see that he’s better qualified to be president than McCain. McCain deserves it more, in a way, as I think he’s served his country well and has much more experience in Washington, which may be a bad thing, actually, but he’s just earned it more than Obama has… but McCain can be such a dickhead making jokes about bombing Iran and Chelsea Clinton's parentage, so I couldn’t vote for him. It’ll probably be Nader who gets my vote. We need to break out of the two-party system. Both major parties are corrupt, full of crooks and breadheads.
The bottom line is, I’ll be voting in
It may depend on who Obama chooses as VP as to whether I might vote for him… I hope he chooses Sam Nunn, and definitely not Hillary Clinton. It'd be great if he chose Ralph Nader...
Here are some excerpts from Politico:
“Nader phoned into Politico on Tuesday afternoon to offer his prediction that a surprise nod to
“He just has to swallow hard and do what JFK did” in picking rival Lyndon Johnson in 1960, said the liberal activist and maverick presidential candidate.
According to Nader’s logic, Obama may dislike Hillary, but will conclude he has no choice but to get over it if he hopes to leave next week’s convention in
“If it’s a traditional white male politician Obama is after, Nader offered, the better pick would be former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn, who brings national security heft and could put his home state in play.
It might be tempting for the Obama partisans to brush off Nader’s freelance forecasting, but dismissing him as a crank is a risk. Many Democrats believe he siphoned votes and cost Al Gore the presidency in 2000.
As for his own reading of the vice presidential tarot cards, Nader admitted, “I may have egg on my face in a few days.”
I'm a bit down that Obama didn't do better. He did OK, but Clinton came out ahead in the big states like New York and California... I would've liked him to have won one of those. The delegates are awarded proportionally in most places, tho, instead of winner take all... so they both came out about even at the end of the night. Bummed that Obama didn't beat Clinton in Massachusetts...
McCain looks like he's on the way to the Republican nomination, winning the big contests. Romney won some western states but it looks like he won't catch up to McCain. Huckabee did surprisingly well in some places, winning some southern states.