Primary

Tuesday is our primary. The last one I participated in was the one in New Hampshire in 1992 and for the life of me, I can’t remember who I voted for. I know that I worked for the Clinton campaign later on after he was clear nominee (my favorite moment was when a grizzled old Vietnam vet came up to the Clinton table at a state fair in Vermont wearing a “Don’t Burn the Flag” shirt. I thought he was going to rip into us about them damn liberals or something. But he just thoughtfully looked at some paper and then looked up at me and said “I don’t know much about this guy but I don’t like the way Bush has been treating us vets. Thanks. I’ll read this.” and he walked off.)

Anyway… who to vote for? Some months back, I was getting pretty interested in Dean. I liked his independent streak and Kerry and Gephart just felt like more big money democrats and did we really need more of them? But Dean’s campaign is all but over now and Kerry is the heir apparent. Ann’s been reading far more than I have and is very into Kerry. She’s been pointing out how much of the anti-Kerry rhetoric is just so much noise. She’s been delving into articles about his past performance as a Senator and what he’s stood for over the years. She’s been bringing me around on the guy. Still, I need to make sure I take time tomorrow night to go in-depth so when I vote Tuesday morning, I do it right.

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