Sunday, March 13, 2016

First Opportunity to Vote For Bernie Sanders

Saturday was primary election day in Louisiana, and it was the first time I have felt very enthused about a Presidential candidate in a long time - possibly since voting for George McGovern in 1972. (I had been 6 months too young to vote for Gene McCarthy in '68; had to be 21 then.)

Bernie lost here in Lu'Zana but won in Kansas, Nebraska (!) & Maine. Today are primaries or caucuses in Mississippi, Michigan, Hawai'i & Idaho. A week from now are some more. It is nice to feel enthused about a candidate, but I am appalled at the general level of campaign rhetoric, particularly in the Republican Party.

And then,

Today the Virginia Senate nominated the appalling former Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, to the Virginia Supreme Court.

What a country.

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