Today is Super Tuesday. A lot of states vote in the presidential primaries today, including California.I am so glad they moved our primary voting day from June to March. I always thought it was kind of unfair for a large state like California to not have more weight in the primary process. After all, people are already making predictions and decisions after Iowa (which is a Caucus state, for Peet’s sake) and a couple of other primaries. To me, this means nothing. The rest of the country hasn’t had a chance to weigh in yet.
I personally think, the whole primary voting is bananas. Heck, let’s make that the whole voting system (but this is a topic for another day). But seriously, why don’t all states hold the primary on the same day? I know, this is a large country, candidates have to have time to hold ralleys and visit all the places. This takes time, and efforts have to be carefully weighed and considered, but at the same time, it’s so not fair that the states that end up voting towards the end of the primary season are basically left with only the candidates that haven’t dropped out yet. I understand there needs to be a ‘weeding’ process, but when voting starts, everybody in every state should have the same choices (even better would be a ranked voting system, where you can pick a second backup candidate). How is this otherwise a fair election process?
And with all the early voting going on (which I welcome, just to be clear!), I’d be kinda pissed if I had already voted for Amy Klobuchar or Pete Buttigieg (who have dropped out by now) and my vote would have been ‘wasted’. Well, it is what it is (for now) and luckily, they weren’t my choice.
I think from the last couple of posts, you might have figured out that I support Elizabeth Warren. Honestly, I don’t understand why she hasn’t gotten more traction. I don’t understand how she’s only come in 3rd or 4th or 5th, especially after she ripped Bloomberg apart in one of the last debates and is basically responsible for Chris Matthew’s resignation from MSNBC. She can do the same with Trump. She received huge fundraising support after the last few debates, she held an incredible Town Hall the other week, and I have seen huge support for her on my social media (mainly Twitter) and I refuse to believe that this is a coincidence. I think she has more supporters than the media wants you to believe.
I haven’t counted her out yet and neither should you. I hope she’ll have a huge day today. I honestly think, she’d make a terrific president. She smart, she knows her stuff, she doesn’t back down, she doesn’t blink.
Don’t get me wrong, I want everything that Bernie Sanders stands for. I grew up in a social democracy and I assure you, the benefits outweigh any preconceived notions you might have about Bernie’s self-proclaimed label of being a democratic socialist. It’s nothing to be scared of. Many Bernie supporters understand that and granted, he’s built a huge following especially amoung young people (which is delightful to witness ), but he’s also alienated a lot of voters. And do we really have to end up with a choice between “two old white guys” again? Come on, America. It’s time for a woman president.
I want to point out though that I voted for Elizabeth Warren not because she’s a woman or to f*ck over anyone else, but because I truly believe she’s the best candidate, the most likely to get things done, and because I think she can unite the democratic party. I refuse to give up on her because the media is too quick to reduce this race to Biden and Sanders.
A vote for Warren in the primaries is a vote for Warren. That’s it.
And with that, I get off my soap box and let you do your civic duty. In the end, I don’t care who you vote for (well, maybe a little), but that you get informed and get out and make your voice heard.