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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 02:39 PM
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16. The only solace of an uncommitted vote...
is that it's effectively a vote for Edwards right? Is that a safe assumption?

I'm with you. I think this whole thing stinks. The party has more or less told me what I have always suspected: that my vote means squat. I really would like to say to the party "message received" and abstain. But if uncommitted really has a chance, and voting uncommitted really means voting for Edwards, I might be persuaded to participate.

What a backslide this 2008 primary season in Michigan is when compared alongside the Dean campaign leading up to the 2004 primary. At least that is my impression based on my own experience. The Dean campaign may have failed in mobilizing all that civic energy at those meetups into a way to really turn out voters, it may have been a bit disorganized, and the candidate may not have been as perfect as many supporters thought him to be, but it sure was nice to go to those meetups and be part of a campaign that actually encouraged its supporters to find their own voices and made the pretense, at least, of listening.
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