A quick request to any readers who are registered voters in the twenty-two states that are having Democratic primaries tomorrow
Please vote for Barack Obama.
As you may have noticed from my links and tweets, I’m supporting Obama this year. The reasons are many, but primarily it’s because we’ve had eight years of a horribly divisive presidency, and I believe this country (and the world) needs a leader who can bring people together, rather than split them further apart. (Hillary Clinton is a fine person and a skilled politician, and I will support her if she gets the Democratic nomination, but she gathers as much loathing from some people in this country as I feel towards Bush and Cheney)
Every vote counts. All Democratic primaries tomorrow are assigning delegates through proportional-ish representation (unlike the Republicans, whose primaries are mostly first-past-the-post winner-takes-all affairs).
I’m still disenfranchised in the US, despite having lived here since 1998. All I can do is ask others to vote. If you have any reservations about voting for Obama, email or IM me—I’ll see if I can do anything to change your mind.
My application for citizenship is in the mail, and there’s a decent chance that I might be a US citizen in November. Nothing would make me prouder than getting to vote for Obama in my first presidential election.