Monday, February 04, 2008

Super Tuesday

Now that the Super Bowl is over, we can now turn our attention to Super Tuesday. OK, I guess it was exciting because the Giants won -- at least that's what I'm told. But the primaries are getting more and more exciting. Now that Obama and Clinton are in a dead heat and there are "no winner takes all" states voting on Tuesday, it looks like my vote may actually count. This will be the first time my presidential vote has ever counted. Because Texas has its primary in March, the nominee has always been decided and it doesn't matter what I think. Then in November I get screwed again because I live in a so-called "red state." Because we have this stupid electoral college, my vote doesn't matter since I have never voted for a republican for president. The last time Texas went blue was in 1976 -- long before I was old enough to vote. In my opinion two things need to happen. One, our primary should be earlier so that our votes matter. But most importantly, we need to get rid of the electoral college. The possibility that you can win the popular vote but still lose the electoral college is just plain wrong. Just ask Al Gore how that feels.


8 comments:

Jill said...

I agree with you about the electoral college. And to think some people actually believe that the we the people elect our President. Ha!

mad said...

Might as well get rid of the Supreme Court too. Whenever nine people in black robes pick the next president, it can't be good.

pineapple said...

jill: overall "the people" are stupid.

mad: there are a few that are keepers, but the rest can go...

Evil Spock said...

Evil Spock's vote may count too in May!

Also, the electoral college should disappear along with other fake schools of higher learning, like Hamburger University.

Wed. said...

your personal e-mail is not working ..whats the deal? check into it or send me your work e-mail.

pineapple said...

evil spock: isn't it exciting?!? and I agree, they should ban all colleges that are not accredited.

wed: i don't know what the deal is, I think it is working now. but I can't use my work email for personal use. the state is funny like that.

dmarks said...

Mad: All the Supreme Court did was refuse to overturn what the voters in Florida did.

I sure agree that the electoral college should be done away with. Hillary made some noise about this after the 2000 election, but she did not follow through.

Evil Spock: what about all the beauty academies?

pineapple said...

dmarks: I think it was a stretch to say that they upheld what a state did when there were some serious issues about what they did. And as for Hillary, there seems to be a pattern about that following through with things...