First let me say, I am not voting for John McCain, and I am a card carrying Republican from Arizona.
LA TIMES reports "OBAMA LEADS CLINTON IN WYOMING"
Interesting. Why not "McCAIN SWEEPS REPUBLICAN NOMINATION" ? That is much more newsworthy than a caucus that is TOTALLY IRRELEVANT. WYOMING??? PLEASE. For one thing, they have what..3 electoral votes? And the only reason they have THAT many is because the Constitution mandates that the minimum number any state can have is 3. The second thing why this is irrelevant is that more than 65% of the voters in that state are REPUBLICAN. The media is reporting about a state that not only doesn’t matter in the long run, but that the DEMS will lose ANYWAY in November–and the LA Times knows this and STILL reports on it? Why?
One may argue that every vote counts when you’re trying to capture your party’s nomination. Fine. But even that argument is flawed. Just because you win your 2000+ votes doesn’t mean you will automatically get the nod. I GUARANTEE there will be backroom deals going on in Denver. Let’s face it, the DEMS are trying to do the virtually impossible; put a minority or a woman in the White House. I can’t help but think this is going to be a VERY divisive election. I think it might have been less so if, say, a minority or woman had run for the GOP nomination.
Want to hear my fantasy for the DEMS? The fight gets so close that the LAST primary to be held will decide who wins. Guess who that is? I will leave that as an exercise for the reader. Hint: They’re not a state and it ain’t Wash.DC, either. If it came down to that—we will have new and pressing ISSUES in this country.