Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Griftdrift Endorsement


In 2004, I voted for a Democrat for President for the first time since 1988. After 16 years in the wilderness of the Libertarian Party, even though Georgia was a stone cold lock for George W. Bush, my conscience overrode my heart.

2008 is no different.

Although I believe Sen. Clinton and one Republican who I cannot name are capable of bringing this great nation back to the path of sanity, I believe there is only one candidate who can not only regenerate the respect Bush and company so cavalierly destroyed but has the possibility of literally changing the world.

Next Tuesday, I will vote for Sen. Barack Obama.

10 comments:

Sara said...

Remember when you and the other cynics made fun of me at Rusty's birthday party for saying Obama actually made me feel inspired and hopeful about the possibility that a president could actually achieve great things and not just talk about it?

Yeah, good times. Glad to see you've shaken off a little of the cynicism too.

Rusty said...

Perhaps more importantly, he's got Hulk Hogan's endorsement.

There's an obvious joke that starts Whatcha gonna do... and/or includes a say your prayers and eat your vitamins reference in there. I'll resist.

Jen said...

It seems like the majority of left-leaning Georgia bloggers are going for Obama, while the party types (heavily involved in YDG, Red Clay, Fulton Dems) like Clinton.

Curious.

Amber said...

I'm voting for him tonight after work!

And Sara, I am with you on feeling inspired by Obama. Fuck the cynics. I don't think cynicism is a badge of honor. I like feeling inspired and having hope for our country!

griftdrift said...

One thing I will say about He Who Shall Not Be Named. He's stuck a thorn in the paw of the frothy mouthed right wing meda alliance. That tickles me a bit.

Rusty said...

How long before they call him history's greatest monster?

Anonymous said...

It is a sad comment about the electoral system that Tuesdays vote will be the only vote that counts in Georgia.
chamblee54

bladderpool lad said...

Same here, Grift. I'm a long-time (small l) libertarian, and Obama is the first Democratic candidate who's excited me in a long time. I held my nose and voted for Kerry in "04, but that was only because I didn't want to go down in infamy as the person who cost him my state by one vote. Turned out it didn't matter--he lost by several thousand--but I'm hoping it will be different with Obama. Other than President, though, I'm still voting Libertarian.

bladderpool lad said...

Ooops. I should have said that I voted for Kerry because I didn't want Bush to win my state by one vote. There's a big difference.kdqsogka

nast said...

I admit this has caused a bit of tension at home with the wife, but I'm voting for him as well. I had been undecided up until the past month or so, when I was impressed with Obama continuing to stick to his talk of hope and unity for all, while the Clintons increasingly turned venomous and personal.

I’ll still vote for Hillary if she happens to win the primary, but she increasingly seems to represent more of the same - the only difference being that she’s the opposite of Bush and now it’s “our turn.” However, I think we need more than that at this point in time. If we’re to start moving past the ugly partisanship of the past decade, I think it’s going to take someone that’s on a different continuum entirely.