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5th-Feb-2008 12:14 am


Yes, yes I know what you are all thinking. "Just another celebrity supporting Obama" right? :P

But really, if you can you should vote for him! Hilary is cool too I guess, but she really seems a lot like the standard old white guys to me. I get the same sneaky politics energy from her than those other liars...

But everything is better than republican of course :P

(ok so i am european but i have a livejournal ok and bloggers are supposed to have opinions about everything)
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4th-Feb-2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
I already voted and it wasn't for Hillary. ;-)
4th-Feb-2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
5th-Feb-2008 12:14 am (UTC)
I vote tomorrow, also very very much not for Hilary. I despise "dynasties" anyhow, and find them to be exceptionally unamerican. :P But, on top of that, I don't trust her as far as I can throw her.

I got to shake Obama's hand and look the guy in the eyes. He makes me hopeful. :D
5th-Feb-2008 12:22 am (UTC)
:D
5th-Feb-2008 12:59 am (UTC)
I'm still confused as to what all of this is... why are people voting!? there's no election in the states.. it's not for another year or something.

Yes, I know it has something to do with the voting for the lead of a party? I don't know. It's just weird and i've never had the desire or energy to figure out how the electoral system works in the US. It seems really weird and confusing.
5th-Feb-2008 01:13 am (UTC)
These are our Presidential Primaries. People in the party pick who will be representing their party in the national elections in November. So we're not voting for President. We are, within our party, voting for who we want to run for President. We also have local and state elections (which in my state means we decide which laws we want to put into place. It's different in each State).

The Primaries are held whenever a State votes to hold them before the general election. A couple of States have already had them. Tomorrow is "Super Tuesday", a day when the majority of the State's vote. And due to how votes are counted based on population of the State, tomorrow will likely seal the deal unless the race is ridiculously close.
5th-Feb-2008 02:08 am (UTC)
It is a rather confusing system. The primary election is where people vote for the candidate they want to represent their political party. Some states don't have primaries but something called a caucus, which I don't really understand how that works. Then each party has a convention that chooses the candidate. What makes things confusing is that primaries are pretty much dictated by rules of each political party. Even at the convention, the candidate who won the most votes in the primaries leading up to the convention may not even receive the nomination!

The general election is where voters then choose the next president. But then, as we found out in 2000, just because a candidate wins the popular vote does not mean he or she wins the election. That's due to the electoral college, which if you ask me, is an outdate concept.

So yeah, that's politics American-style. lol

-dl
5th-Feb-2008 02:39 am (UTC)
You're a celebrity? :o

I caucused Obama in Iowa. \o/ Journaled about it and such. So I was part of the first state vote thingy in this election, as Iowa went first. And Obama won by nine points, which is AWESOME. If a tone is to be set early on, I like that one a lot.
5th-Feb-2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Yes I am!

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!!

Well ok not really :P
5th-Feb-2008 02:41 am (UTC)
said like an american...oh wait.
5th-Feb-2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
it would have been a good joke if it was said like an american, but i don't really see it :p
5th-Feb-2008 02:48 am (UTC)
i reckon they should use clinton AND obama's genes to create a cute little coffee-toned genius test-tube baby with charisma and amazing super-powers so they can elect it ruler of the world.
but failing that, i'd go with obama If i had a vote there.
having bill back in the white house, with free time to kill, is a recipe for disaster.
[edited to fix typo]
5th-Feb-2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
bill was kinda cool though :p
5th-Feb-2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
If only us Europeans were Americans!

Err...
5th-Feb-2008 06:05 am (UTC)
Anonymous
hoo ray for obama !!!!!!
i was actually discussing him today with my friend.
he said that he would get shot in less then 6 months ;(
if he does win i hope not....
i am voting for hi though.
hillary is cool but seems a little crazy.
she also was crying. then it hit me (do i want a president that cries)
????????? idk .
what u think ?
5th-Feb-2008 06:06 am (UTC)
that last one was me did not realize i was not logged in haha.
5th-Feb-2008 07:14 am (UTC)
In some circles its taboo to discuss who you will be voting for but its obvious Obama is the only intelligent choice. The Republicans are stupid and Hillary is more of the same shit. I'd rather have the same bullshit packaged differently and eloquently as an inspirational African-American.
5th-Feb-2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Well let's not call people stupid just because they disagree with you :P
5th-Feb-2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
obama is against gays...so i cannot vote for him, sorry ;)
5th-Feb-2008 01:55 pm (UTC) - really?
You should quote...
Anyway Obama may win against Hill, but last minute white will prefer white :-(
5th-Feb-2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
Here's how I want it (not that it matters, though): eight years with Hillary as president and Obama as vice president. After that, eight years with Obama as president. That's 16(!) years of democratic rule in the white house. Awesome!
5th-Feb-2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
It's not very realistic for me to think like that though. The world will be a lot different 8 years from now. And I think some things like the enviroment policies need to be changed a lot faster than that.
5th-Feb-2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
celebrity >.<
5th-Feb-2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
;D

:P
5th-Feb-2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Ron Paul :O
5th-Feb-2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Is out of his mind!
5th-Feb-2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Obama seems pretty chill, but he wants to cut NASA funds. Not awesome.
5th-Feb-2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
It's really not my "cause', but I guess I can understand you being pissed about that :P
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