For the past several months I have told anyone that made the mistake of asking me that while I am philosophically an independent I will be voting for the Democratic nominee, whoever that will be, just to remove Bush from the White House. I had even remarked to my father that I hoped that the candidate will be Wesley Clark but that Howard Dean was looking like the Democratic pick. Notice how I was just assuming that I had to let the party make it’s decision without any input from me? Just kind of threw up my hands and accepted that I had no influence?
Then I was reminded about the Primaries and I believe that I am actually still registered as a Democrat so…I can vote in them. I have nothing against Dean (well, not a lot) and could vote for him if he becomes the nominee, but I LIKE Clark and would really enjoy being able to vote FOR a candidate for a change instead of AGAINST one. I am not trying to convince anyone reading this that Clark is the best candidate but I would like to point out to those so inclined that you have the chance to vote for the Democratic candidate you want to oust Bush. Click on the Primaries link above to see a calendar of primary dates and the reminded link if you want to read a little about Clark on Michael Moore’s site.
Now to find out where I have to be on February 7th to vote in the primaries.