Okay, I have decided to make an endorsement in the Democratic Nominations for President.
Yeah, I know you don't care, but I'm doing it anyway.
I've been going back and forth between Kerry and Edwards for a while. I do respect Kerry, but some of his campaigning has annoyed me. Although I voluneteer and raised money for his senate campaign in 1996, I was having a hard time pulling the trigger on supporting him. Especially since I kept getting nagged by John Edwards.
I've liked him for a while. I like his story. I like ideas. I like his positivity and his optimism. He basically had me sold with his great Two Americas commercials, but I still worried that no one else would pick up on Edwards and I'd just be supporting a lost cause. Back in 1992 (when I was all of 14 and WAY too interested in the election), my candidates kept dropping out. It got very discouraging. First I liked Bob Kerry. Then Tsongus. Then Brown. I even flirted with Perot, briefly, before coming to my senses. Just didn't want to get my hopes on Edwards. I was actually resigning myself to nominee Dean. Then Iowa happened.
Suddenly, both of my guys were highly viable. It seemed Edwards was really communicating well. Basically, I knew it wasn't just me. So, I thought about it for a couple days, and I've decided I'm going to throw in and do what I can to support Edwards. Being a hopeless in debt (college loans, not credit cards, thank goodness) 20-something who works for a non-profit, I'm not sure I'm going to be able to give much to his campaign. I want to wait and give to the general election, since I think I'll only be able to make a small donation. But, I'm going to volunteer to do what I can. He's a good candidate, and I'd really like to see him win. So, here I am. Endorsing John Edwards.
I promise to try to stop talking about politics. But before I do, read this. It's beyond disgusting, but something we need to raise hell about. My newspaper actually broke the story, but if its not in your paper tomorrow morning in a big way, let them know that you are upset they are ignoring such an important story. And remember how much we heard about non-stories like Whitewater and Travel-gate. Here is a honest to God Watergate redux, complete with Republican underlings stealing Democrat's files. This should be a no-brainer for the press. We need to know what happened here, and people who broke the law need to be brought to answer for their crimes.