EVERY VOTE ALWAYS COUNTS
Melissa at Shakesville writes:
Dear Editors of the New York Times,
In this morning's editorial, "The Low Road to Victory," you assert that "voters are getting tired" of what you deem a mean, vacuous, desperate, and pandering primary contest.
My question to you is: Which voters, exactly, are getting tired?
They wouldn't, by any chance, be voters who have already voted, would they?
You see, some of us, out here in flyover country, haven't had our chance to vote yet....
What we are tired of, however, is a bunch of fucking uppity wankstains trying to force an end to this primary before we get our chance to vote....
Let the primary run its course. Let us vote. And shut the fuck up about it.
Yeah, let everybody vote. After all, we've never, ever had a Democratic nomination battle in which every last vote didn't count -- even in '96, when the "inevitable" nominee was a sitting president, didn't we force him into a bruising primary battle, full of negative scare ads, just to ensure that not a single voter would feel left out? Everyone remember that?
In fact, Republicans are jealous of us because they wish they could have an exhausting fifteen-round donnybrook that results in one combatant emerging victorious -- battered, bruised, and possibly fatally weakened, but victorious. Because they know that would be so much better for the Republican Party.
So, yeah, let's drag this out as long as possible. Hell, if one of these candidates drops dead, let's bring back Edwards, or Kucinich, or get Jerry Brown to jump in as a late entry, or raise Paul Tsongas from the dead -- anything to make sure the contest doesn't end too soon.
And let's make sure we do this every four years. The voters deserve no less.