February 5th, 2008

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I'm pretty sure that's the second day in a row i woke up to Depeche Mode's "Blasphemous Rumours" playing on the radio. Of course one of those days i got up at 3 and the other i got up at 6, so it's not as big a coincidence as one might think :)
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Don't _encourage_ people to be sheep!

Here's the SoCal ACLU voter guide page for the propositions: http://www.aclu-sc.org/static/08vote/

Here's the California Democratic Party voter guide page for the propositions: http://www.cadem.org/site/c.jrLZK2PyHmF/b.3642765/

Note how one of them has recommendations _and_ an explanation of why they believe in their conclusions (or rather lack thereof.) The other just tells you yes, no or neutral with no further explanation.

The cynical "lesser of two evils" side of me wonders if perhaps the democratic party doesn't really want the public thinking for itself =P

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Surreal moment for the day

While looking for random political news during lunch i found this article which says "ultra-conservative Ann Coulter is threatening to campaign for Hillary Clinton if John McCain snags the nomination"

That's just bizarre. What's wrong with John McCain from a republican's perspective? And why Clinton rather than Obama? Sure Coulter claims "She's more conservative than he [John McCain] is," but is there really _that_ much difference between Clinton and Obama? (Aside from the whole media censorship thing that is.) Or is Coulter just assuming Clinton will be the opposite number?

Anyways, what i was _trying_ to figure out is why Obama's poll numbers have been going gradually up in California over the past several days. Has there been any specific reason anyone knows about or is it just the vagaries of the voting populace? In any case i'm wondering if it would have actually been better to have the election a little later to let the momentum, if there actually is any, build.

Edit: Actually according to one poll Obama's numbers actually skyrocketed just today. Of course there have been several instances so far where the polls have declared that candidate X had a decisive lead and then turned out to be dead wrong... =/
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*watches a/the Daily Show*
*hits F5 on several political site and blogs*
*prays to the elder gods*
*repeat*
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*sigh*

"12:15 am ET: ABC calls California for Clinton"

Eventually i'll manage to pick a winner in a presidential race. Hopefully this fall. I think the last time must have been Gore in the 2000 primary.

At least Obama has won lots of other states, and he'll still probably pick up a significant number of delegates here, but everyone will probably be talking about Clinton winning California tomorrow =/
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