Sunday, February 10, 2008
Cats Can't Caucus
Oliver was very disappointed that he couldn't attend yesterday's Democratic caucuses with us. He wanted to support the candidate much like himself: black & white with hope for the future. This was my first time going to a caucus and I have to admit it was a little chaotic but an inspiring demonstration of taking responsibility for making things better. Many of our neighbors showed up as we stood/sat in our designated presinct areas. Our presinct along with most others in Washington voted heavily in favor of Obama. We were even able to sway enough undecideds to the Obama camp that we earned an extra deligate between initial and final vote counts. It's not that I doubt Hillary could do the job but I feel like we are at a very important time in history where our country is weak, splintered and resented by the rest of the world. I want to see something different, inspiring and focused. So that's why I/we caucused for Obama. And for the first time, it feels like our state's vote will count and the nominee will not be decided by just an early, involved few. I think the Republicans would like nothing better than to run against a Clinton because she's an "easy" target. And I know alot of the boomer women feel slighted that many younger women aren't supporting Hillary. Sure, she's the first viable female candidate we've ever had but really, she's a Clinton first. Her decisions are not informed or improved by her feminitiy. They are informed by a dynastic philosophy of power and influence she and her husband have built. Sad but true.