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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Night Before Super Tuesday

I will be working with a Motley crew for the voting process. We have never met before hence it will be quite an experience. Three of us live in the Stonegate community, but have never met. It is interesting how a little village of homeowners can move to an area that is designated as a “village” and somehow never meet, converse or run into one another. So where is the concept of the “village”? Turns out Connie lives three doors down and has lived here twenty years and provides the key to the club house. Her home is where the “Y” kids hang out in front during the warmer days. She does a beautiful job of decorating her home during the major holidays. I spoke to her regarding signs in the yard. She says fine as long as you don’t keep them up all year round. I didn’t comment but I had told Todd that the first amendment should be included in our HOA, at least I thought I was still in an American village. She laughed.

The lady leading us is new at the election process, but is getting paid by her government job and the voting commission. Now that is some nice chump change for patriotism. Knowing she doesn’t know it, I’ll be rereading book two and three again to understand how the room is supposed to be set up and what the expectations are. There are three books the voting commission encourages you to read. She had an audio tape I wanted to take home to review but she didn’t want any of us to take it. How much you want to bet, she doesn’t even take it out of the cover? I need to visually see the materials and manipulate them; call me a tactile learner. Anyway, this will be a hoot and a holler tomorrow; I can tell we all have “assertive personalities” with a goal and soft leadership arriving at 6am. I’ll need some strong coffee in the morning and a couple shots of cognac when I return home for lunch, but we don’t have any cognac. I’ll have to deal with Sprite. Todd is excited for me that I won’t be moping around the house all day; I have something to look forward to.

I did get an email from the local paper that they will “try” with a “big T” to be at the election night Watch party. The Obama supporters are united, finally. I believe we will do very well tomorrow however I am not sure of California. The “I want a woman, hear me roar portion of the party is very organized and savvy. I believe the Obama people are underestimating them. I should know I have been working with them since UCLA days. The only problem is I don’t believe Hillary is the answer. She certainly does roar, a lot I might add, but her personal appeal, tactics, and hair brained behavior of her husband has me and a lot of Democrats raising their eyebrows. Just what is the ‘real deal’ here you two? To thrash out your dirty laundry again? I don’t think so, and the American public doesn’t think so. Why would anyone want to put their marriage on the line again? Is this foolhardy or are they gluttons for punishment. I can see that 22nd Amendment being challenged. Enough of the dynasty thinking; they aren’t the Roosevelts’. I can see the republican spinners going overtime with their continual quips, gripes and sound bites.

This party doesn’t need the distraction of the “Clintons” right now, where are the “elders” of this party, why aren’t they doing anything? And civility, I can’t imagine any through the convention process, but it will definitely sell seats to dedicated Dems, T-shirts, cups, buttons, pins, pens, hats, jackets, posters, boxing gloves, television advertising, and hotel rooms. It should certainly command the attention of the media. There should be plenty of newsprint and Youtube videos dedicated to the theme. I hate seeing what is happening to the party. Will rejuvenating the party get them to come out and vote? I don’t know, if they hammer one another again like the Las Vegas debates, I believe you will have the “last of the Mohicans” in the party. Maybe that is why Cynthia McKinney is going “green party” or is she also starved for attention?

Minerva Williams,
Mighty Thunder

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