What should those who will likely vote for President Obama do between now and when? I am personally watching the GOP nomination contest and thinking about voting in that primary for the candidate I could see in the White House.
Yes, yes, I know that conventional wisdom dictates that Obama supporters should be cheering for the zaniest Republican—someone the president will have an easier chance of beating in November 2012. But, this situation isn’t a game and it’s no joke. The economic future of the nation is in the balance and candidate Obama said that he should be fired if the country didn’t improve (I still hope it does and I would have hoped for the same thing if McCain was in White House.)
If unemployment is over 9% and gas over $4.00 a gallon, my man might be bounced and he understands that. At that point, moderates could be saying that we should have paid more attention to the GOP field.
(I am on hold with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office to ask if I can pick the R or D ballot in the presidential primary…I think I can.)
In Georgia back in the day, some Republicans in Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s congressional district decided that voting in the Democratic primary was the only way to get her and her really liberal views out of congress. Denise Majette was elected and while she was no conservative, she was more reasonable on Georgia issues than her predecessor. Thanks to the Georgia GOP for that example and we should consider doing the same thing. President Obama is such a good person that he would want the best person in the office if it isn’t him.
On the other hand, that time and energy could be spent getting out the Democrat vote because a heavy turnout could win Georgia for Obama and we know several states that he won in 2008 need to be replaced.
(I am still on hold with the S of S’s office….must be furlough days.)