Another thing that is weighing on my mind as I try to come to grips with the decision I will make before Potomac Tuesday (although my new favorite station on XM Radio, POTUS ‘o8, is calling it Pundit Tuesday — thanks guys!) is that for once in a very long time, my primary vote in a presidential campaign will have an impact.
Living in the “Potomac” region, our primaries have been late enough in the election cycle that the Democratic nominee was a foregone conclusion by the time I stepped in the voting booth. Of course, I still voted, but the outcome was usually a fait accompli.
Now that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are pretty much tied (though some are calling the night for Obama), the campaigns are wanting to get to know us Mid-Atlantic voters a little better. Hmmmm — where were you guys a couple of months ago when we wanted to talk??
I’ll admit it. If any candidate is interested in talking to voters, I’m there. I’m just easy that way!
But how to choose? How to decide? I envy those who have already voted or decided or committed. I’ve never had a long-lasting electoral experience like this (sorry, I couldn’t help myself with that one!) where I couldn’t decide.
Of course, I will, as we all must sooner or later. Even the votes of my parents, who don’t cast their ballots until April, may have an impact on deciding the identity of the Democratic nominee.
Guess I’d better have a Pina Colada tomorrow to help me come to a resolution on this! Yes, you heard me — the PunditMom family heads for a warmer clime for a long weekend tomorrow. Seriously, knowing me, I’ll still be ruminating on this one on the flight home.
But just because I’m away, doesn’t mean there won’t be punditry going on here!