Monday, February 04, 2008
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.