Some of you have heard that Dennis Kucinich called for a vote recount in New Hampshire. If your local news is like my local news, he sounded as though he had sour grapes over the results. This isn't the case. Check out his actual statement here:

Kucinich Asks for New Hampshire Recount in the Interest of Election Integrity

The issue seems to be that there is a disparity between the paper ballots and the machine ballots. According to the paper ballots, not only did Obama beat Clinton by a significant margin, but each of the other candidates did better than when compared by the machine ballots. Clinton was the only candidate that did better in the machine voting. Statistically, this is unlikely. While this doesn't mean that voting fraud actually occurred, it's a significant anomally that needs attention. You can take a look at the raw numbers and percentages here - A Closer Look At The Count
2008 New Hampshire State Primary Results

There's also a problem with the exit polls not matching up with the election results, which was a huge problem in Ohio in 2004. It's also an interesting note that the exit poll deviations did not start occurring until the 2000 election. Food for thought.
Political decision of the day: I've decided in the election to vote for Kucinich whether he wins the Democrat nomimation or not. Now, the likelyhood that he will win the Democrat nomination is about the same as Hillary Clinton not winning it - ever so slight, but miracles do happen. Next to Kucinich, the only Democrat I can stomach if I don't look directly at him is Edwards. If Edwards wins the nomination and he's running against Guiliani, I'll vote Edwards. Other than that, I'm going to write in Kucinich (provided he doesn't run as an Independant, in which case I'll just use a check mark).

I'm getting pretty sick of hearing people say "Well, I agree with everything Kucinich stands for, but he's unelectable." I've said this before and I'll say it again - the only reason the man is unelectable is because the people who agree with him and support him are succumbing to the media voice that says he's unelectable.

We need to stop this cycle of letting the media vote for us. The media has made the top three choices in both parties already and is only giving these people the coverage. Third parties are out altogether. It defeats democracy and it's disgusting. I won't vote for someone because it's a foregone conclusion that they're going to win or have the best chance of winning. What kind of democracy is that?

We desparately need someone right now that has made it part of their platform to repeal all of Bush's signing statements and restore the Constitution. We are in SUCH danger right now of slipping into a fascist state that if the Constitution isn't restored and once again the highest law of the land, anyone elected into office - Democrat or Republican - can seriously abuse what's left of our democracy to taut their own agenda. Bush has put himself in the position of gaining absolute power under an ever weakening Constitution. If the man actually does leave office, whoever steps into his shoes inherits this power. Kucinich and Ron Paul are the only candidates that have made restoring Constitutional powers over the dictates of the President part of their platform. Their voting records also indicates that they would would do this.

I'm voting for the Constitution in 2008.




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