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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 11:51 AM
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The more I think about our "PRIMARY" the angrier I get.
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We have been denied the chance to vote for our candidates by
our legislature.

No voter in Michigan that I have talked to wanted to go "first"
so badly that they were willing to give up their voting rights
and/or delegates to the convention to do so.

All of the candidates with the exception of Gravel signed a PLEDGE
that they would honor the rules of the Democratic Party and NOT
campaign or participate in the primaries of states that violated
the deadlines set by the party. The party DID compromise over
the old Iowa/New Hampshire first sticking point by allowing two
other states to participate early on a rotating basis.

Kucinich was not allowed to take his name off the ballot by Teri Lynn Land.
He TRIED to uphold his pledge.

Clinton and Dodd just outright violated theirs.

Please read this:

http://www.iowaindependent.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=125...

I will vote "uncommitted" and let the chips fall where they may,
but I am GROSSLY unhappy with the influence that the DLC has had
in the running of our state.

Good luck with finding volunteers for the Presidential Election
if this trend continues!
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  -The more I think about our "PRIMARY" the angrier I get. PassingFair  Dec-28-07 11:51 AM   #0 
  - PassingFair, as I stated in another thread and will repeat here:  patsified   Dec-28-07 01:05 PM   #1 
  - I'm going to write a letter to Senator Levin.  PassingFair   Dec-28-07 01:24 PM   #2 
  - I still plan to vote "uncommitted"  SharonRB   Dec-28-07 01:29 PM   #3 
     - Big Al or no Big Al, I am going uncommitted as well.  maddogesq   Dec-28-07 02:48 PM   #4 
     - Amen.  ih8thegop   Dec-30-07 01:55 AM   #7 
        - If you can STOMACH it, here is an article on the Republican take....  PassingFair   Dec-30-07 12:01 PM   #8 
           - I, too, remember that in the beginning Mark was opposed  SharonRB   Dec-30-07 12:07 PM   #9 
  - Now I'm doubly pissed  vanboggie   Jan-02-08 08:49 PM   #13 
  - Wish I were angrier. Just US democracy disillusioned. Will write-in.  Festivito   Dec-29-07 01:29 PM   #5 
  - Write-Ins won't count.  PassingFair   Dec-29-07 01:52 PM   #6 
  - Nobody here wants to hear it  bain_sidhe   Dec-31-07 01:32 PM   #10 
  - It appears that most here, and in fact everyone who knows what  PassingFair   Jan-01-08 07:37 PM   #11 
     - Like I said, nobody here wants to hear it  bain_sidhe   Jan-02-08 05:52 PM   #12 
        - Nobody is right, if everybody is wrong.  maddogesq   Jan-02-08 10:27 PM   #14 
  - Summary: The Voter comes LAST.  TahitiNut   Jan-03-08 08:51 AM   #15 
  - The only solace of an uncommitted vote...  Strawman   Jan-03-08 01:39 PM   #16 
  - Why uncommited?  mccoyn   Jan-03-08 09:52 PM   #17 
  - Please choose one:  maddogesq   Jan-03-08 10:56 PM   #18 
     - And so much for the Dodd option  SharonRB   Jan-04-08 08:11 AM   #19 
     - Really makes you slog out into the snow  vanboggie   Jan-05-08 05:37 PM   #20 
        - Exactly.  SharonRB   Jan-05-08 05:39 PM   #21 
     - How will the "uncommitted" delegates be split up, Sharon.  PassingFair   Jan-07-08 10:56 PM   #22 
        - As far as I know, they won't be apportioned  SharonRB   Jan-08-08 08:23 AM   #23 
           - Bizarre.  PassingFair   Jan-08-08 08:48 AM   #24 
           - Not if you're running as an uncommitted delegate  SharonRB   Jan-08-08 10:38 AM   #25 
              - You will mark which candidate to support or whether to support Uncommitted  ih8thegop   Jan-09-08 06:41 PM   #26 
                 - Exactly.  SharonRB   Jan-09-08 07:06 PM   #27 
           - I assume they'll vote for the presumptive nominee  ih8thegop   Jan-10-08 12:14 AM   #28 
              - That's assuming there is a presumptive nominee going into the convention  SharonRB   Jan-10-08 08:45 AM   #29 
  - Almost every time another state holds a primary (like tonight)  ih8thegop   Mar-04-08 08:34 PM   #30 
     - I'm looking forward to casting a vote for a new chair.  SharonRB   Mar-04-08 08:41 PM   #31 
        - And it's not just that  ih8thegop   Mar-04-08 08:58 PM   #32 
           - Actually, I wasn't sure when state central members got elected  SharonRB   Mar-04-08 09:17 PM   #33 
           - Next election will be Feb. 09  JNelson6563   Mar-04-08 09:24 PM   #35 
           - Hey Julie, a Hillary supporter in our local dem club said that they are looking...  PassingFair   Mar-05-08 10:19 PM   #43 
              - Tell her "Rots of ruck"  JNelson6563   Mar-06-08 08:00 AM   #44 
                 - Just make sure all your delegate positions are full...  PassingFair   Mar-06-08 08:02 AM   #45 
                    - Not a problem lol  JNelson6563   Mar-06-08 09:16 AM   #46 
                       - Thank you, I will sleep better knowing...  PassingFair   Mar-06-08 09:20 AM   #47 
                          - And the whole 4th District too!  JNelson6563   Mar-06-08 09:51 AM   #50 
           - I'm still learning too  ih8thegop   Mar-04-08 09:30 PM   #37 
              - 2009 seems like a long way away right now  SharonRB   Mar-04-08 09:34 PM   #38 
                 - Yeah, it's a year away.  ih8thegop   Mar-04-08 09:41 PM   #40 
                 - Keep the faith my friend  JNelson6563   Mar-06-08 09:22 AM   #48 
                    - Thanks, Julie  SharonRB   Mar-06-08 10:47 AM   #51 
           - I say go get em!  maddogesq   Mar-04-08 09:22 PM   #34 
              - You too!  ih8thegop   Mar-04-08 09:29 PM   #36 
                 - Yep. And sometimes courage gets us into the mud.  maddogesq   Mar-04-08 09:41 PM   #39 
                 - I hope you're right about karma coming round  SharonRB   Mar-04-08 09:54 PM   #41 
                    - A favorite song lyric.  maddogesq   Mar-04-08 10:04 PM   #42 
                 - If you want to run for leadership in 09  JNelson6563   Mar-06-08 09:26 AM   #49 
                    - Primary  russ1943   Mar-09-08 01:15 AM   #52 
 

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