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"Hey, Liberals, Don't Worry" - Mark's Journal
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"Hey, Liberals, Don't Worry"
William Kristol writes in The New York Times that an Obama victory is likely, but his supporters shouldn't freak out too much at the possibility that McCain might pull out an upset...

A McCain victory would be good for liberalism. Look at recent history. Jimmy Carter and a Democratic Congress begat Ronald Reagan. Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress produced Newt Gingrich. Who knows what would follow a President Obama and a Democratic Congress? Here’s one possibility: President Sarah Palin.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/03/opinion/03kristol.html

I realize, not everyone I know who has the opportunity to vote tomorrow will vote the same way I will. I also realize I've surprised some of you who've figured out that my politics don't lie where you thought they did. Regardless, I urge all of you who are eligible to vote (and haven't already voted early in one way or another) to be certain to vote tomorrow! Even if you're in a state you're sure is a foregone conclusion. Even if it's not convenient. Even if you're not sure what else is on the ballot. (Hey, you have a day to check; your local Board of Elections web site probably has sample ballots you can peruse. Ours does.)

And, one last reminder from Craig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdRVQ4xwwmQ
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khanadafaye From: khanadafaye Date: November 3rd, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm still trying to figure out your politics :).

I'll be voting, alright, and it certainly won't be convenient! I'm driving to Albany tonight so that I can vote there (I didn't vote in the primary and stupidly didn't realize that I was not registered to vote in Tompkins County). But I wouldn't miss it for the world! My stomach has been in knots with anticipation over the upcoming election. I can't handle another long season of depression and despair the likes of which I experienced in 2004. Sarah Palin scares me, and I'm not exaggerating. I won't go on, though; I don't want to offend anyone. Suffice it to say, I will be voting tomorrow.
keeyoo From: keeyoo Date: November 3rd, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bill Kristol hurts my brain.

mazzie From: mazzie Date: November 3rd, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bill Kristol is a condescending, pandering twat with a crush who can bite my liberal, scared-as-hell ass.
ruhe From: ruhe Date: November 3rd, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kristol makes sense. This presidential election is well within the statistical margin of error and Democrats traditionally have a more trouble getting out the vote than Republicans do. Additionally, if people think that "their guy" is going to win with or without their individual vote, they tend to stay home (especially if the weather is bad--seriously!!). Either way this election goes, the president-elect is going to be handcuffed for a while between the wars, the economy, the lack of appointees for anything, and the lack of a federal budget for the current fiscal year.

I've also been arguing the same thing about the possibility of a democratic super-majority (particularly in the Senate) combined with Obama--the 2010 backlash would likely be major (whether deserved or not).

Another tip for folks: the League of Women Voters have great non-partisan information for people to use to finish up their voting research.
perisoft From: perisoft Date: November 3rd, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
What, so we should elect a Republican now to avoid electing one in the future? Or pick moderate Republicans rather than Democrats to ensure that people won't get upset with Democrats?

Regardless, the idea of McCain picking two or three supreme court justices ought to put the fear of his being elected in anybody - 2010 backlash or not.
kirylyn From: kirylyn Date: November 3rd, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
hopefully the polls will remain open as long as necessary to enable everyone who gets in line before 7pm to vote.

how well has your state done with early voting?

everytime I tried to early vote, the line was 4 hours plus, so yes, I'm waiting for Tues.

besides, I have to vote NO on Florida's Prop 2
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