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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 05:14 PM
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Sometimes it really sucks to be a voter in an early primary state.
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Because like it or not, how we vote effects the rest of the country. I would LOVE it if nobody gave a damn who we in NH voted for. And I often find myself wondering why anyone does (care). We take constant criticism for not being representative of the country's demographic. And yet... both voters and candidates use us as an indicator. I remember in '04, when I was a mere lurker on this board, reading posts like "well I would've voted for Dean but I didnt get the chance". It sucked.

And now (as opposed to 2004) I eat, sleep, live and breathe politics. Now I have a firm grasp on my responsibility as a NH voter. I suppose this is why I'm having such a hard time deciding who to vote for. I go back and forth, back and forth, between candidates on a daily basis. I have my own views but at the same time I want everyone to have a say in who is our Democratic nominee. This is the first time Ive felt this way re: a presidential election. The first president I ever voted for was Bill Clinton. From college in NH might I add. ah well.

These days though, I find myself under so much pressure to make the "right" decision that I cant seem to make a decision at all. I know many think New Hampshire people are white bread northern hicks. But some of us DO really struggle with the task of voting early.

Thanks for listening DU. :toast:
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  -Sometimes it really sucks to be a voter in an early primary state. bunnies  Dec-05-07 05:14 PM   #0 
  - i wish i could feel your pain  CreekDog   Dec-05-07 05:16 PM   #1 
  - After the Kerry debacle, Feb is late...  hayu_lol   Dec-05-07 05:20 PM   #4 
  - I totally agree.  bunnies   Dec-05-07 05:33 PM   #6 
  - Kudos for your hard work and dedication. You're right, it IS a heavy  K Gardner   Dec-05-07 05:18 PM   #2 
  - I'd trade places with you anytime.  bunnies   Dec-05-07 06:01 PM   #11 
  - Make the decision that's right for YOU. That's what's important, and in doing so  gateley   Dec-05-07 05:20 PM   #3 
  - Thanks for the kind words!  bunnies   Dec-05-07 05:45 PM   #7 
  - I hope you will investigate the issues  demnan   Dec-05-07 05:29 PM   #5 
  - Thats just it though..  bunnies   Dec-05-07 05:55 PM   #9 
     - I think you need to vote for Dennis if that's how you feel. You obviously take  gateley   Dec-05-07 06:11 PM   #12 
        - But Kucinich probably has the least chance of making it through  bunnies   Dec-05-07 06:50 PM   #13 
        - I understand that -- and I understand your angst (as much as a non-Iowan can).  gateley   Dec-05-07 08:06 PM   #14 
           - Thanks gateley!  bunnies   Dec-05-07 08:33 PM   #15 
        - Our thought here in NH...  Tesha   Dec-06-07 04:46 PM   #18 
  - I feel your pain.  justgamma   Dec-05-07 05:50 PM   #8 
  - Totally!  bunnies   Dec-05-07 05:59 PM   #10 
  - Well maybe it's a GOOD thing that Biden doesn't have the funds yet to get  gateley   Dec-05-07 09:13 PM   #16 
  - Question for you:  rucky   Dec-05-07 09:18 PM   #17 
     - They won't change my opinion.  justgamma   Dec-06-07 10:21 PM   #19 
  - New Jersey moved it's primary from June to February--We're still not relevant  bklyncowgirl   Dec-07-07 05:36 AM   #20 

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