Read It, Believe It

Filed under:History,Politics,Priorities — posted by Anwyn on February 1, 2008 @ 8:05 am

Read this if you’re planning to stay home rather than vote for Nominee McCain, if it comes to that.


  1. For some reason, I’m blocked from every page there is. I wanted to read it, too. Bummer.

    Comment by jae — February 1, 2008 @ 9:49 am

  2. Sarah’s husband is military. His comment was that disaffected Republicans who choose to stay home rather than vote McCain may deserve the Democrat they’ll get, but that the troops don’t deserve Hillary or Obama over McCain–that they don’t deserve to have fought long and hard to be ignominiously withdrawn and have much of their work go to pot. The point is well made that despite many valid objections to McCain, he will probably sustain the military on through victory.

    Comment by Anwyn — February 1, 2008 @ 10:00 am

  3. ooooh. Thanks for the summary! I have got to see if I can get this block fixed. I’m missing way too much.

    Comment by jae — February 1, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

  4. I will be voting for the R nominee whoever it is (prefer Mitt over McCain–barely), but I just got my mail-in (grrrr) ballot for the WA primary today (2/2 for 2/19). Fred Thompson is still on it. I’ve always said the primary is for who we want, and the general is for who we get. Thus, I’m voting for who I really want, even tho he and my 2nd choice are no longer running. The way the WA state R and D parties allocate delegates, it probably won’t make a difference anyway.

    (BTW, I’m using the html codes listed, which look a little different than what I’m used to, so hopefully the following shows up all right. It looks okay on preview.)

    Although Washington is moving its primary, voters will only have a partial say in allocating delegates to the Republican National Convention.

    State Republicans will allocate about half of their delegates based on the result of the statewide election. Of the party’s 40 delegates to their national convention, 19 will be allocated based on the primary and 18 on party caucuses. They also have three party officers who are “automatic delegates.”

    Comment by cardeblu — February 2, 2008 @ 5:28 pm

  5. Ugh, re your delegates. You seem to dislike the mail-in ballot, too–we have that here in Oregon and I like it, in terms of convenience for me, but I’m sure the extra hands it has to pass through leaves it open to more shenanigans. Oh well.

    Comment by Anwyn — February 2, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

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