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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Talk about today's vote

We want to hear from you. Who did you vote for and why? Anything funny, unusual, disconcerting happen to you at the polls? We invite you to post your comments here.

Please note that the Enquirer has set up a voting hot line where you can report voting problems. Please call 513-768-8521 or e-mail reporter Sharon Coolidge. We prefer you do that rather than report them here - we'd rather have a conversation here - but go ahead if you want.


64 Comments:

at 6:31 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a Democrat doesn't win the 2nd Congressional district this time, Jim Parker is running for Congress in 2010.

He's going to the homes of 20,000 people and asking them for their support.

I believe he just might win.

www.JimPARKER4ad.blogspot.com

 
at 7:36 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always liked Jim Parker. He almost won a Democratic primary by going door to door. He didn't do it by spending money. He did it by winning people's hearts.

Jim Parker, don't worry what the negative political people say or do. You just keep doing what you have been doing these past few years and someday you will be our Congressman.

Jim Parker is the 2nd District!

 
at 7:41 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Take Back The Country said...

i voted early enough to get a single digit ballot number and found borgman's cartoon spot on.

i voted for edwards as a matter of principle. i've supported him from the beginning and still feel that he is the only one who can bring real change to the country.

perhaps i threw my vote away, perhaps not. my goal was to say i don't like the candidates that the corporations and main stream media have chosen for us.

 
at 8:02 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I switched from Republican to Democrat to vote for Obama. The poll workers were somewhat confused when it came to filling out the form required to switch parties. It was 7:30 in the morning and the turnout was good!

 
at 8:26 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a sad when certain disabled people are not allowed to be poll workers for a day, are refused entry into any of some 180 reported training classes, and have to face poll workers that are not handicapped that take up handicapped parking spaces for voters that are handicapped!!!!!!!!!!!

 
at 8:26 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I switched from Republican to Democrat for the sole purpose of voting to keep the Clinton's out of the White House.

Having Bill was bad enough! George is an idiot now, but no way do I want another Clinton in there!

For one day I fully support Obama for the President.

 
at 8:27 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a sad when certain disabled people are not allowed to be poll workers for a day, are refused entry into any of some 180 reported training classes, and have to face poll workers that are not handicapped that take up handicapped parking spaces for voters that are handicapped!!!!!!!!!!!

 
at 9:01 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for Ron Paul today. I know he has no chance what so ever, but I do like what he stands for.

Also it was a big up yours to McCain, slam your own party and the people trying to help you. I'll never vote for that SOB.

Concider it the Willy effect

 
at 9:22 AM, March 04, 2008 Blogger Anonymus said...

I voted for Barack Obama via absentee ballot last week. I knew how imortant the Ohio vote is so I assumed the lines would be long today. I think its time for a Democrat in the Whit House and the Clontons already had their turn. We need something new and fresh!

 
at 10:22 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous fair-a-con said...

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We voted for Clinton because for 31 of the last 35 years this country has run a deficit. The majority of those years the White House was occupied by, so called, conservatives !

When the Clinton team left the White House there was a balanced budget and surplus for which the wRong wingnut whackos squandered on the top 1% in society !

Just as our family communicates on a daily bases, we believe the Clinton's did as well. Both have grown and although they may disagree on some issues we feel the manor in which they would fiscally run the country is a, united, given standard !

We voted our pocket book, PERIOD !

We need someone that can get the train back on track from DAY ONE !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE CLINTON 2008 !

 
at 10:24 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted absentee due to a disability. Obama is my candidate of choice. I have never prayed over a political election, but I have prayed over this one. This primary is probably the most important one and I have voted in every presidental election since 1944.

 
at 10:27 AM, March 04, 2008 Blogger TheShadow said...

"Bonnie and Clyde Effect woo Buckeyes at the poles." If ohio loves outlaws like little kids love puppies then Hillary will have a big day in the rustbelt. Least we forget: Whitewater-gate, Castle Grande-gate, F.B.I. file-gate, White House Travel Office-gate, Lincoln Bedroom B&B-gate, Tyson Cattle Trade-gate, Rose Law Firm "Lost" Files-gate, and Who Killed Vince Foster-gate. This is only the short list, yet be it a gun or a white collar, crime is crime, and the greatest threat to our republic is, and always has been the break down of law and order. Too bad for the nation if Ohio is too blind to see.

 
at 10:33 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! what a scary election day!. People always talk about elections being no choice but for non political reasons they think there is a wide choice today. Barak and Hilary are just about 98.5% exactly the same very liberal politcally. Very liberal socialist types. I don't like either because of this. If you think it is exciting because one is a minority and one a women thats sad. If you are excited about there politics thats good. The other choice is a very liberal republican who has changed all his major veiws to get the support of his own party(Taxes, illegals, campaign finance reform) changing your veiws for votes is a sure fire way to get killed in the general election. Anyway as I was saying there is little choice in the election, 2 extremely liberal people and one middle of the road liberal. No real choice.

 
at 10:34 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama doesn't want you to think .. just hope

Obama is smart and he speaks well. He simply needs to prove himself with legislative service, then he would deserve serious consideration for President. But certainly not now, not with his thin resume, positions which seem like marketing strategies, and an unvetted past which may prove he's "politics as usual."

Please THINK before you vote .. don't just HOPE Obama will be the one.

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That “inconvenient memo”

http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/03/04/that-inconvenient-memo/

"I could see why Obama wanted to wrap it up. On the day before crucial votes in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont that could make him the Democratic presidential nominee, Obama, for the first time in his campaign, was facing two potential landmines. … (Also read Sweet’s account of efforts to nail Obama down on his long relationship with Tony Rezko, now on trial in Chicago’s federal court for bilking taxpayers and pension funds out of millions.)"

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Local news on Obama's "slumlord" ally.

11 buildings in Chicago State Senator Obama's district are now boarded up

rezko received money to rehab these buildings

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8

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Barack Obama: There Will Be Bamboozling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuB_W8o_UsU
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"A short story of the real Barack'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o166Eb_puo

 
at 10:49 AM, March 04, 2008 Blogger TheShadow said...

Where is Andy Rooney when you need him? For instance... ever wonder why former president Clinton gave over 100 pardons to drug dealers, tax evaders, former associates, etc., I wonder why his brother and Hillary's brother got all that money from those who were pardoned. Do you ever wonder why the Clinton crew trashed Air Force One before the left. I wonder what was so important about the "w" on all the white house keyboards that they were removed when the Clintons left. Do you think she wants to be elected so she can return the White House furniture and fixtures she absconded with the last time they left? Is it just me, or are they more entitled than the rest of us? Is it in their character? Can you change a leopard's spots? I like her because sometimes there is smoke but threr is no fire, just mirrors.

 
at 10:49 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the first time in 30 years I became a Republican voter. I am tired of the candidates the Democrats are putting up.

 
at 11:23 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

well as of 1045am at 8351 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township, the voting for Sycamore L..has all the doors to the voting locale locked...yep, locked.

If you are motivated you have to walk through large pools of standing water, find an unlocked door, enter an unlit part of this structure and pray like hell you will come out somewhere.

You do,..you bitch, and they tell you..we knew it was locked..you just cannot make it up.

You say, how many has voted..they say..five..

you are increduled...five?

You hand them your official ohoto id and state and spell your name..they still cannot find you and keep saying the last name long.

You finally get to vote and leave..this is progress?

Where is Huck, Johnny, Hill, and Bar, when you really need them folks?

Film at 11?

 
at 11:31 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I was in the same polling location as the gentleman who switched parties and voted Obama. My workers were also confused and even reluctant when I had to file a provisional ballot due to a change of address. If you're standing in line, you have a right to vote.

If you want a President who has to sit in the same chair before which her husband's mistress once knelt, vote Clinton.

Landslide, Obama. And lets not forget. He gets delegates. It's not winner-takes-all like the Republicans, so I discount that Hillary merely has to win Ohio.

 
at 11:48 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11:31am comment. I am cracking up! You are so right! And not once has Obama even brought up the name MONICA LEWINSKY. Yet Clinton's camp is trying their hardest to make Obama look bad. Hmmm...who has more class? I'm gonna go with Obama!

 
at 11:58 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are some liars here. There is no "form to switch parties" in Ohio. You simply ask for a Democratic, Republican or Issues-Only ballot.

I believe the first poll worker who tried to look up my name in the signature book is illiterate; he gave up and handed the book to another.

She then struggled to find my name sandwiched between the preceding and subsequent letters of the alphabet.

 
at 11:59 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted at about 8:15 this morning. It was smooth sailing at my polling location in Norwood. Actually, I was surprised at how few people were there voting.

I cast my vote for Obama. I think that he has the intelligence and integrity to take this country in a better direction.

I've also always held Hillary in high regard, but have been really disappointed in how she's handled this campaign. She went negative, fast. She has waited until the momentum swung in the other direction to start complaining about the system being used in Texas. She's even whined about how much tougher people are on her vs. Obama. Politics are tough. If she's not prepared for that, then she ought to look for another line of work. I'm also concerned about how polarizing she is. I fear for the stability of the democratic party if she gets the nomination. Still, I would take her over McCain in the White House any day.

 
at 12:02 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

fair-a-con is the sad little troll who calls himself the Usful Idiot.

This sad little man, alone on his house, has nobody and nothing in life. Posting wingnut comments is all this sad little man has in life. We pity him, and we hope that he gets the help that he so badly needs.

 
at 12:12 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if there was a form or not, but you did have to say which one you were, which in this state, is an instant hot item. I just felt goosebumps when this man stood next to me, took a deep breath, and stated to the workers, "I have to switch from Republican to Democrat."

It was more fun when the Elderly White Woman (R-OH) struggled to convince me I had to go back to my original district to vote (wrong), and the Middle-Aged Black Gentleman (D-OH) at the end of the table raised an eyebrow at her that was more brutal than any of my stereotypes ;) She knew exactly who I was voting for, so did he. Palpable. I just felt bad that I had unearthed the feelings for them at 7:00 AM, when they have hours and hours left to "relate" to each other.

Between the party switcher and that situation, I think I experienecd the cornucopia of social dysfunction that is Voting In Ohio. Not surprisingly, I wasn't hungry for breakfast when I left as I was when I went in.

 
at 12:12 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no form to switch parties...just clinton supporters trying to scare you from voting for obama. i'm a republican and i voted for obama. i want the two best candidates in November, hillary is not one of them. ding-dong the witch is dead...

 
at 12:27 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Tom Brinkman. We have been embarrassed by Mean Jean Schmidt long enough.

 
at 12:28 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voting was simple in Maineville this morning. Walk in, wait in line, find your name in the book, get your party ballot, and vote. I know that poll workers are not always kind to every person, and the seeming illiteracy is due to the incredible number of checks they need to go thru (thought they aren't too bright to 'volunteer' for that abuse). I'm glad I got the chance to tell McCain we do not support him, way to go Huckabee!

 
at 12:29 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The attacks on Obama just keep coming. One of the posters mentioned there are 11 boarded up buildings in "his district."

I'll bet he occasionally gets dirt under his fingernails too.

Mainstream politicians, state parties, and media go ballistic when a candidate steps forward and offers a new direction for the country.

Obama is an honest breath of fresh air, while Clinton and McCain have been inside the beltway for decades.

It is time for a change and a new generation of political leaders. We can see very well what the old ones have done.

 
at 12:38 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Princeton City Schools desparately needs a new High School and Middle School. Support your local communities, increase your property taxes, and make a better future for your children!

VOTE FOR THE PRINCETON BOND ISSUE!

GO VIKES!

 
at 12:42 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for Sen. Clinton by absentee ballot as did my spouse; daughter went to BoE yesterday to vote the same. (I didn't influence the vote of either.)
We all voted for the one who offers substance, not just speeches. I always had hope anyway and didn't need to go to an empty suit to get it. Am old enough to know that hope needs to have actionable plans and ability.
Obama campaign has been duplicitous, race-baiting and pressuring those who disagree.

 
at 12:43 PM, March 04, 2008 Blogger philospherkingtomas said...

Hillary is too mean, too much baggage, whitewater, tax returns, first lady's papers will be very embarassing about monica and make greatNational Enquirer material, She is hurting the party and helping Grandpa McCain ("McWar and his wife Skeletor"). Obama takes the high road and will be a great leader and inspiration to the World.... Surrender Hillary

 
at 12:43 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

for anons 11:58 and 12:12

If you are a registered Republican or Democrat and want to vote the opposite party in the primary, you do have to sign a paper sating that you are changing parties. It's not a myth, get your facts correct, you make yourself look foolish.

 
at 12:51 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it depends on your county whether or not you need a form to switch parties.

I live in Butler County and only had to tell the clerk Rep, Dem, or issues only.

When I got to work, my boss who lives in Hamilton County, was upset that she had to fill out a form and swear by it to switch parties.

FYI, both of us switched from Rep to Dem solely to vote against Hillary!

 
at 1:01 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama says he's about change, he's part of the problem as well. Thanks for telling people want they want hear and no answers on how you are going to do it. Sounds like a seasoned politician to me.

 
at 1:23 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous waterboarding for republicans said...

Republican rule in Ohio and the White House has pushed the country to the edge of ruin. Every major indicator of the economic health of the nation confirms this without a doubt. It is time to restore America again as the moral,economic,and innovative leader of the world. Republicans are about corruption, lying, and giving money to their lobbyist. How can any sensible person who cares about the country vote for the Republicans-they have done enough damage already

 
at 1:26 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

A mistaken voter wrote: "There are some liars here. There is no "form to switch parties" in Ohio. You simply ask for a Democratic, Republican or Issues-Only ballot."

Check out http://myvoteohio.com.

It says if you wish to change parties to vote in a primary election "...you will complete a statement at your polling place confirming the change in your political party affiliation."

OK, so it's not a "form"--it's a statement. That statement is for OHIO voters, doesn't matter what county.

If your polling place is NOT requiring those statements from party changers, they are NOT following proper procedures and I would suggest you call your polling place immediately and notify the person in charge or immediately notify the Ohio Board of Elections or your county board of elections.

I found it a little unsettling today that my poll workers were not more vigilant about making sure voters had the ballot to which they were entitled. I WAS simply asked by the person handing out the ballots which ballot I WANTED. The registration book (which lists party affiliation) or the newly filled out out party affiliation statement should be consulted to be sure the ballot distributor is handing the correct ballot to the voter.

I am an Independant, so I honestly said I wanted the "issues only" ballot. But I think had I wanted to, I could have actually gotten away with voting in the Democratic or Republican primary without having filled out the REQUIRED statement to designate or change party affiliation.

 
at 1:30 PM, March 04, 2008 Blogger Matt C. said...

My entire neighborhood rode together to the poll and cast our vote for Obama.

Obama 08!

 
at 1:46 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

MEDIAN INCOME IN OHIO IS DOWN 10%!!
250,000 JOBS HAVE BEEN LOST TO THE CLINTON'S, (& THE REPUBLICANS'), PET TRADE FIASCO...NAFTA.

OBAMA MUST WIN...OR WE WILL HAVE FOUR MORE YEARS OF DEEPENING JOB FLIGHT, AND
LIFESTYLE BLIGHT.

Vote!

DIANA

 
at 1:49 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Family Values - Pat Dewine?

Uh...NO! Ever wonder why Dewine doesn't have his family plastered all over his campaign flyers?

It's because Pat Dewine ran out on his wife and kids. Dewine had a sordid extramarital affair with a black woman that broke up his marriage. Dewine is a person of very low character - do not put this scumbag on the bench, Hamilton County voters.

 
at 2:04 PM, March 04, 2008 Blogger Quim said...

Seems kind of sexist to blame Hillary for Lewinsky's sexcapades with Bill.....
Anyway, since implementing the requirement to provide a photo ID to vote, I have been asked for an ID once and It was not today in College Hill.

 
at 2:06 PM, March 04, 2008 Blogger vidkid said...

Every 20-30 years, the American electorate is smart enough to dramatically the direction of their government. 1896- McKinley. 1912- Wilson. 1932- FDR. 1960-JFK. 1980- Reagan. They sense and know what is working for them and what is not. For almost three decades, the trickle down economic policies have only been working for the top 1% that now possess 46% of all the wealth. Though we attained a semblence of prosperity during the 1990s, it was built on the house of cards now known as the dot com boom. Well that bubble has burst and the foundation has crumbled. Solely from a fiscal standpoint, our citizens recognize that tax cuts for the wealthy are just temporary, minimalist returns. The $300 or $600 in the stimulus package are a joke to one of the 275,000 Ohioans that have lost their jobs in the past seven years. It is a small band-aid on a gushing wound. That should eliminate Senator McCain. That leaves Senators Clinton and Obama. Like the Arizona Senator, Ms. Clinton is a trip down memory lane. She would like us to look back to the 90s, but the elements of that era do not exist today. It is time to truly look towards the future and Senator Obama will enable us to do that. The American people realize this and must pull his lever in the voting booth. Today, Ohio can be the springboard that will enable us to lift away from the partisan and confrontational bickering that have been emblematic of the Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2 eras. It won't be a miracle and it will take time. But, for the 300 million people who are participating in this great American experiment, it has always about change and stepping towards the next great adventure. Barack Obama can help lead the way.

 
at 2:21 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democratic party is about helping out the poor people who don't want to help themselves. I would rather my money go to people who work and not sit around with their hands out. If you like to give your money to poor lazy people vote for Oprah sorry Obama.

 
at 2:21 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Butler County: Polling place actually housed 3 precints. Generally not a problem accept for the fact that the election notices sent out this year did not include a voter's precint#. Led to confusion as voters stood in line at the first table at the entrance and a 66% chance they were in the wrong line. This will lead to long lines and may lead to a few people turning away without voting. I was not the only person experiencing this, the gentleman in front of me had the exact same thing happen. OHIO BoE, Please do a better job of communicating precint information on election notices.

Also, I seem to remember polling places, particularly entances to polling places, being MUCH more clearly marked. My initial indicator of being on the right track was an abundance of cadidate campaign signs. I felt more like a lemming following other people into a school at 6:30a hoping they knew something I didn't. OHIO BoE, please do more to facilitate voters finding their way into the voting booth and exercise their constitutional duty.

 
at 2:50 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

from myvoteohio.com (the Secretary of State's website):

How do I establish which political party’s ballot I am entitled to vote?
"
You may vote the primary ballot of the political party with which you currently wish to be affiliated. If you voted the primary ballot of a different political party in 2005 or 2006, you will complete a statement at your polling place confirming the change in your political party affiliation."

Thus, this is simply not a semantic difference with "switching parties." Ohio does not require one to be a "registered this" or a "registered that." Attesting to a change in affiliation is a protection against voter fraud. Conceivably most would vote the same way most of the time. This check in the system is designed to ensure the legitimate voter is making an affirmative choice to change his or her affiliation in the current (primary) election.

And I'm pretty sure Counties don't get to make up their own rules. They have certain procedural autonomy but a question such as this is imposed by the State.

My facts are not in dispute, anon 12:43, and my logic is undeniable.

 
at 3:19 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line is, I am registered as a Republican. The last time I cast a vote in any election, I did so for Bush in 2004.

As I entered the polling place in Monroe, in Butler County, the dialogue went like this:

Pollworker: "Name?"

Me: "My Name"

Pollworker: "Address?"

Me: "My Address"

Pollworker: "ID?"...I gave her my ID..."Sign here, please" as I sign the book..."Republican, Democrat, or issues only ballot?"

Me: "Democrat."

Pollworker: "Computer or paper ballot?"

Me: "Computer is fine."

Pollworker: "The lady at the end of the table will give you your ID card for the balloting computer."

That was it, no sworn statement, no pen to paper, simply, which one would you like.

 
at 3:20 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just glad to be able to vote for Mitt Romney. I voted early this morning in Colerain Township and there was hardly anyone around. I guess most Republicans are staying home. Just know that Mitt is still on the ballot and it gave me a lot of satisfaction to still vote for him, even if it doesn't mean anything...

 
at 3:24 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one growing tired of seeing Clinton and Obama on the front page of the Enquirer (seemingly) everyday. If either of those two are elected, this country is in HUGE trouble.

 
at 3:33 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted in Lawrence County this morning and turnout is light. If it is light, it is my opinion that it is good for Barack Obama.

Barack Obama is a uniter; Clinton is a lightning rod for controversy and I am a Democrat making this statement.

 
at 3:35 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This country IS in huge trouble. That's what I'm tired of.

 
at 3:40 PM, March 04, 2008 Blogger Chanda45227 said...

BUILDINGS ARE BOARDED UP IN HIS DISTRICT...HELLO...HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO NEW YORK!!!! WAS THAT REALLY SUPPOSED TO BE AN INSULT. IF BOARDED UP BUILDINGS WAS AN INDICATION OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU SHOULD WIN AN ELECTION THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANYBODY FROM CINCINNATI ELECTED TO ANYTHING!!! HE IS A MAN NOT GOD. NONE OF THESE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO DELIVER EVERYTHING THEY ARE PROMISING. EXCEPT FOR MAYBE MCCAIN WE MAY REALLY BE IN IRAQ FOR 100 YERS IF HE GETS IN. USE YOUR HEADS PEOPLE. LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE. HILLARY CAN NOT BEAT MCCAIN. SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE SUPPORT OF INDEPENDENTS AND DISAPPOINTED REPUBLICANS LIKE OBAMA. STOP QUOTING ALL OF HER SOUNDBITES. THE WOMAN HAS BECOME A DESPARATE JOKE. I HOPE OBAMA WINS ALL FOUR STATES, AND SHE HAS THE DECENCY TO BOW OUT GRACEFULLY INSTEAD OF THREATENING TO SUE TEXAS OVER ITS VOTING PRACTICES. NOTICE THAT THREAT DID NOT COME UNTIL AFTER HER LEEAD WAS GONE IN THE TEXAS POLLS!!! HER TIME HAS COME AND GONE.

 
at 3:52 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous republicans soon to be on trial said...

I hope all the republicans who are breaking the law by solely voting for Clinton to help McCain win realize there are serious legal pentalties for doing so. There is already a legal team ready to make sure that everthing is above board for this party switch. This includes testifying under oath. I though you guys were the party of moral values.

 
at 4:34 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sky is falling...the sky is falling...we need a democrat to fix it (and in the process they might fix global warming)

Get real people, anyone who votes Obama clearly emphasize the importance of an education. If you "emotional reck" democrats had any core principles that you beleived in your first answer for voting for someone wouldnt be "we need change". We needed change in 1976 and got Jimmy Carter.

I dont like McCain but i quiver with fear of the thought Democrats will be left to fight terrorist. Somewhere Osama bin Laden is smiling.

Oh did i mention the sky is falling!

 
at 4:54 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous David Howard said...

I love how all of you commentors stay anonymous and yet trash people. I for one will be voting for Clinton for several reasons. Obama has many question marks on can he make the tough choices in tough times. When did he serve in the military? Oh yea, never. The comments here about Former President Clinton and his affair are so lame. First, get over it, he only had sex/oral sex whatever it was. Big deal. Compare the to GWB blowing up countries and blowing up our budget to help his oil friends get richer and Haliburton go global.

What will Obama REALLY do that Hilary won't? Save you money on taxes? Cut the deficit? Bring our troops home? Obama will make a HUGE mistake pulling too many troops out too fast and creating a power vacuum. He doesn't understand the realities of extremism. As President, neither of them will be able to cut and dry make things happen. So many things have to go through Congress/Senate for approval, and each party will have their own BS politcal agenda.

At least Hilary has some experience being around a sitting President and the day to day life that goes with it. What does Obama have?

 
at 5:04 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Ohio and work in KY. I work till 6 tonight and it's about an hour to home. I hope I can get to the precinct in time to vote. Maybe, if there is bad traffic on the bridge, Senator Obama can come and part the Ohio River for me so I can safely pass without having to be delayed by the traffic.

 
at 5:49 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS ANYONE ELSE SICK OF OBAMA AND HIS RHETORIC? I liked him at first, but now he is just annoying and full of empty promises. Things will change with or without him as president. I feel for this country if he wins.

 
at 5:50 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Ms K said...

Don't be so quick to think that Republicans are jumping ship. I am a lifelong registered Republican and requested a Democratic Ballot for one reason, to vote for the lesser of 2 evils who will be running against McCain. I am not saying I am happy with the current state of the GOP and I am one of those who also has not been impressed by our current Presidents ways. May the best man OR woman win Ohio's Democratic primary. Voters have strategy, too.

 
at 6:04 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not registered with either party, though I generally vote Republican (with few exceptions). I truly wish Ron Paul had a chance in the election (if only this country had a set of regulations to live by that would stand the test of time oh wait we do it is the Constitution! I digress...) I am happy to say that I voted for Hillary this morning. My reason is twofold. 1) the longer the democratic campaign rages, they weaken each other. 2). I hope she wins the bid, I mean I really think this country is racially ready for Obama, I don't think this country is ready for a woman (though I personally think she doesn't represent the gender well as there are many capable women - probably more so than an old white guy). A Clinton bid would polarize the vote and make people wait three hours in the rain to vota against her. My 2 cents to you, for free.

 
at 6:08 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHANGE ??? Change what? We are the greatest nation. The economy is still good. Sub prime loans are working out well for 84% of the borrower. Our poorest people are not hungry and in many cases eat too much. What change ?? If you cannot succeed in the USA, the problem is YOU. NOT BUSH, NOT "RACISM". NOT THE CLIMATE....YOU. We need to quit asking government to do for us and learn to help ourselfs and teach our children to help themselves. The candidates promise jobs, end NAFTA, end the loan crisis, bring the troops home, etc. and you believe that crap. Wise up. Grow up. Be American. Appreciate our good lives.

 
at 6:23 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous aunt marge said...

I liked Obama at first...but he's going a little too far.

 
at 6:45 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohio Democrats... Pleeeeaaaase vote for Hillary. She is one that McCain can beat in his sleep! There is still 45 minutes! I voted Republican and did not cross over because I did not want a COAST guy running in November!

 
at 8:55 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:52 is an ignoramus. Read the State Secretary's instruction: any one can vote for any one in a primary. Stupid people.

 
at 11:11 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hitlery! Hitlery! Hitlery!

Sieg heil! America uber alles!

 
at 11:46 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous republican reign is over said...

McCain (father time) old stale ideas that have done nothing but wrecked this economy. To the poster who claims the economy is okay-are you sniffing glue!! I wish dueling was legal so we could thin the heard of these republicans destroying the country.

 
at 7:32 AM, March 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it just me, or isnt voting private from the get go?
I was uncomfortable with the fact you walk in and they ask you, democrat or republican?
Its non of their business, lots of people standing around who should have no idea which way your tide is going.
I feel there is a better way, then to ask you your name out loud and then your party preference.
Check a box next to your signature, then they hand you your form. Common sense? hum there's a thought.

 
at 3:16 PM, March 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Doc" Wulsin has a lot in common with Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele according to the Steve Black TV ads.

 
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