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Are you voting today, NC?

It's interesting to see North Carolina the focus of so much attention in this election. I have never seen us in the spotlight this much before for obvious reasons.

I like to walk into the voting booth with everything already selected on a piece of paper. I normally rely on the Durham Herald-Sun to give me unbiased reviews of the candidates where they put out questionaires for the candidates to submit. Then I can judge for myself on who to vote for. However, they dropped that feature since they were bought out by the News & Observer--bastards.

Thanks to davegrrr for pointing me to the Independent Weekly endorsements where they review all of their candidates. They also have some great write ups explaining why they endorsed a particular candidate allowing me to decide if I agree with that endorsement or not. They even offer a "take home" print out to take to the poll which is very handy.

I'm still very much in favor of Obama for President. Governor was hard to choose, but I'm going with Moore at this point. I really hate that he resorted to so much mud slinging during his campaign. For Senate I'm with Jim Neal. It's not because he's openly gay, but it is icing on the cake.

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geometrician
May. 6th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)

Yew sound lahk one o' dem there lee-brawls, boah! Dontchu know Nawt Car-lina don't vote dat way?

:o)
rbsmith77
May. 6th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
My mama is for obama!
paterson_si
May. 6th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
if I were you, I'd also pick Obama
dan4behr
May. 6th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Good choices, Joe!
The Indy Week guide is a good one to use. I voted in early voting more than a week ago, but I might've changed my vote for governor to Perdue since then as I don't like Moore's negative ad attacks since then.
I think its a great endorsment that Thomaz likes Obama! All the way from Slovenia! Awesome.
manley1
May. 6th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Hm, I'm still sticking with my original lean toward Clinton. She still just slightly nudges ahead of Obama in my little humble opinion. And I really don't think that she has any less chance than Obama right now against McCain. In fact, isn't she currently polling AHEAD of Obama nationally?
brianrdu
May. 6th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
People can put polls where the sun don't shine. She's not going to win unless she cheats.
bear_left
May. 6th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
I miss the Independent. I relied on them - and the Durham People's Alliance and the local Sierra Club - for the local races. I'd probably be voting the same way as you for those races, though I'm not 100% sure on the Neal/Hagan choice; I'd probably vote for him, though both have a way uphill battle against Dole.

And Hampton Dellinger -- cute AND progressive! Doesn't get better than that! :)
bearzendurham
May. 6th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
I so depend on the Indy coverage. I generally vote very closely to their endorsement. My only difference this time was that I voted for Bev Perdue. I've heard her speak many times about education, and she always impressed me as sincere and creative.

Hampton is just too cute. I voted for him based upon what I'd read, but I almost didn't, simply because he's too good looking . . . it's almost distracting!

And, although I was still deciding even today, I voted Obama.
paterson_si
May. 7th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
Y'all did well :)
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