It only works if we all do it

“We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics who will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come.  We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.  But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we’ve been told that we’re not ready, or that we shouldn’t try, or that we can’t, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people.  Yes we can.”  Barack Obama, January 8, 2008

If you live in a Super Tuesday state, please go vote today.  Whatever your beliefs, your politics, or your core issue, your voice matters.  Please vote.


  1. Voices of the people don’t matter in primaries that are decided by superdelegates and not by party members. Barak Obama will not get the Democratic nod: Not because he isn’t the most popular Democratic contender, but because the capital-P People in the capital-P Party have already decided who will run in November. I’d love to be wrong on this. Truly.

    Also, I’m an Independent. 🙂


  2. I’d love for you to be wrong. I keep saying that I’m personally afraid to get my hopes up about Obama, at which point people point out to me that his whole message is that we should dare to hope for change.

    But it’s hard to hope for good things to happen when you believe deeply in a system that you also believe is seriously flawed.

    I considered registering as an Independent, but wanted to be able to vote in most primaries. Which is why I get to have a voice and you don’t. 😛


  3. *ahem* I do believe, happily, and thankfully, that my cynical view of the Democratic capital-P Party was indeed wrong. You may go back to hoping and daring to make a difference now. 🙂


  4. The concept of the “Superdelagates” within the capital-P Party may yet torpedo my confidence in the whole process… but I’ll keep on with the hoping. 😉


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