54 thoughts on “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…

  1. Stephanie says:

    Not yet. I was sure I knew who I was voting for, and now I’m unsure. They also changed my polling place… It feels so important this year, doesn’t it?

  2. gretchen from lifenut says:

    I can’t in Colorado because I am not a member of a political party. I’ve been known to vote for Ds and Rs, so it doesn’t make sense for me to climb aboard either party. I am a registered voter, just not affiliated.
    But my husband is a registered Republican, so he will vote when the polling places open at 6pm. He doesn’t like any of the choices. He’ll be holding his nose—but participating.

  3. Edi says:

    It’s cold and rainy – but we did it! The rain was coming down pretty hard – I can see how some folks will say “I’ll go later when it stops raining.” Or maybe when it stops snowing or whatever – but don’t put it off…it’ll get forgotten or put off too long.

  4. Chelsea says:

    Texans don’t get to vote today — but I can’t wait to vote AGAINST a certain D this year. I’m an R (on paper, that is), but I’m voting in the D election because Billary downright scares me.

  5. Headless Mom says:

    Voted-I’m independent so no candidates for me, just lots of stinky referendums. I have to do it because I tell Headless Dad that I won’t listen to his complaining if he doesn’t vote. (He’s not thrilled with anyone this time around.) I on the other hand will wait for November to pick the lesser of 2 evils. That, my friends, is a sad state of affairs.

  6. Melissa says:

    Like Gretchen, I’m unaffiliated so can’t vote today – but will be rushing home from work so my husband can do his part!

  7. regina says:

    I sure did, here in NY and my 22 yr. old daughter did also!
    Now we are just waiting to see the outcomes. It should be interesting…

  8. kelli says:

    Absolutely. And took the kids along to explain the process. It opened some pretty healthy debate on the media, dems vs reps values, why one vote counts, etc. it was tough but great!

  9. Patty says:

    I can’t since I am not registered with a particular party, and in the state where I am registered (Florida) I couldn’t, and we moved here (Georgia) too late for me to register here and still get to vote in the primary. Plus I think even here I would have had to choose a party, and I tend to bounce between the two depending on the topic.

  10. Karen (mommy of three) says:

    I am disappointed that I did not get to. There was a whole issue of getting my car tags transferred before they would transfer my license and that got messed up for two months. Then when I got it straightened out, the license machines at the Highway Patrol were down for 3 weeks…until 2 days after the deadline to register to vote in OK. And they won’t let you register until your drivers license is issued in this state. But, I am registered for the next election at least. So, now I am just waiting to see what happens:(

  11. katherine says:

    Happy Super Fat Tuesday to you!
    I didn’t vote today – our primary is next week. But, since I’m registered as an independent, I don’t get to vote anyway. Apparently my opinion doesn’t matter at this stage in the game. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  12. Martha says:

    I dragged my sick self off the couch to the shower, dressed and packed up my 3 and 1 year old went and VOTED! Then went through the Burger King drive thru since we don’t have any clean dishes since I’ve been sick (and isn’t the answer to dirty dishes Burger King?) then sank into the couch for the rest of the day and hardly supervised my kids. Who knew voting could be so exhausting?

  13. Mary says:

    Unfortunately, my state has decided I don’t need to vote until May after others have already decided for me who I have to vote for. My vote counts? I doubt it. So, I will just choose whoever is left on the republican ticket who can hopefully ditch the Ds. I always vote but this is the most irritating ticket yet!

  14. Ks. Gra;ndma says:

    First year for Kansas to use the caucus system. In a state with 105 counties, there are 50 Democratic caucus sites. The one I was supposed to go to would be (in best scenario) an hour and a half away. As it is, we have a layer of ice on the roads and the caucus happens after dark. Sorry! Simply not going to happen. There is a caucus site about 18 miles from my home, but my mailing address puts me at the one that is 85 miles away. Perhaps some fine tuning is yet in order?

  15. Ks. Grandma says:

    (OK, grandparenting can be a bit of challenge along with the fun, but it doesn’t generally require a semi-colon mid word. Geez. . .)

  16. tas says:

    I’m Canadian…..
    Can someone explain why you guys vote twice…..now and then in November? If november is the one that counts?
    But for what it is worth, I do vote in every election.

  17. Lauren says:

    Tas,
    When we vote the first time, we’re nominating the presidential candidate for our party. For example, the Republicans in each state nominate the candidate they want to represent the Republican party in the election. Say (I only wish!) Huckabee got the largest number of votes altogether from every state. Well, then he would become the Republican candidate to run for President. ๐Ÿ™‚
    American politics is a grueling sport…not for the faint of heart.

  18. gretchen from lifenut says:

    And just to clarify, it’s actually a caucus in Colorado. So it’s like a meeting, but with informal voting. It’s cause we’re too cheap to hold a full-blown primary (plus, who cares about Colorado?)

  19. Bailey's Leaf says:

    Nope. No Super Tuesday in Ohio. Besides, my candidate dropped out, so I’m in a candidate lurch. Ugh.

  20. Christine says:

    I did! I was the last person at our polling place! And we live two houses away from it. I looked up from eating dinner at 6:58 and ran out the door. New meaning to the words “political race…”

  21. Scott says:

    Haven’t voted yet. Because–catch this–our primary is in MAY. Might as well be held in 2009.
    But I think that the nice Irishman O’Bama has a decent chance.

  22. emily says:

    I was wondering why our ballets hadn’t come in the mail yet (Oregon-vote by mail system), so I looked online and our primaries aren’t until May. Why do they drag them out so long?

  23. Ronnica says:

    Nope. Actually, I’m not technically registered to vote right now since I recently changed my residency! Once I get my driver’s license in NC (by the end of the month) I’ll get registered in plenty of time for our primary…in May.

  24. TheAngelForever says:

    Yes, I went at noon when the polls opened here. Before I went I blogged about how there are so many firsts associated with this coming election day no matter who is on the ballot.

  25. Sarah (Real Life) says:

    Can’t vote yet here, but the candidate I was supporting has done somethings that make me want to pull my support. Not that it’ll matter, our primary is so late. I’ve almost always voted Republican, but this year, I may go third party or write in.

  26. pam says:

    Much to my son’s dismay, I did NOT vote for George Washington today.
    That would have been his first choice . . . and you know, if I could have I would have. They don’t make them like good old George anymore.

  27. Angie says:

    Nope…I’m another one in a state that doesn’t have a primary all the way until May, when only local votes count, since the presidential primary is pretty much always settled by then.

  28. Tammy says:

    North Carolina doesn’t vote until May-what a waste!I truly beleive now that there should be ONE primary voting day just like the election.

  29. Another Julie (in KS) says:

    Yup…kaukused in KS. The previous post about the kinks needing to be worked out was correct. In Topeka, there was no where to park, so my H had to stay in the car (it would have been his first time kaukusing) with the Little Man so I could go in. It was gratifying to see that my vote might have actually made a difference!
    Have to say though that I was disappointed and embarrassed by a particular candidate’s supporters booing the other candidates’ spokespeople. Does it really serve any purpose to boo and heckle the other candidates when only one of them is going to be the eventual nominee? Enthusiasm is great, but is it asking or expecting too much for people to be civilized and display some good sportsmanship, please? Pretty please?

  30. SaraG says:

    Caucus in Kansas and the turn out was fantastic! 4 years ago at my polling place they had 37, this year 1200+ !!! Needless to say it was chaotic and it took hours, but it was exciting to think about the election ahead… if this many will turn out in the ice and snow for a caucus, just think what the numbers will be on election day!!

  31. Jen @ JenuineJen says:

    I voted in Georgia, like Bitsy. My candidate, Huckabee, won in Georgia.
    For those who state that they do not vote until May, it looks like there is a possibility they could still have a choice for the primary by May, especially for the Dems.
    While the caucusing and primary process seems frustrating, there is a method to the maddness. If all the primaries (or cacuses) were on the exact same day, the states with the largest number of delegate votes to the convention (TX, CA, NY, etc.) would be the states that get visits from the candidates while the smaller states would not get any opportunity to meet the candidates. They way it is now with the primaries (or cacusues) spread out over the course of many weeks, the candidates have time to go to states and do a bit of grassroots campaigning. I believe in the last week every candidate came to Georgia at least once for a campaign stop. I know the GOP ones did and I think the Dems did as well. This really does give those who care about the candidates a chance to meet the candidate before the nominating process is done.
    Tas, we have a primary (or caucus) process that allows the voters to choose which candidate among the party of their preference (Republican or Democrat) they would like to see be their nominee. We have Presidential Preference Primaries and we also have Primaries to determine who will be each Party’s nominee for the various other races.
    For the Presidential Race, each state Party selects delegates to go to the Party’s respective National Convention to cast their state’s vote for the nominees. This is a complicated process and requires far too much detail for a comment on a post.
    At any rate, once the nominee is selected, then the entire nation goes to vote for their choice for President. We do this on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November every 4 years. This is the General Election. During the General Election, you can vote for who you prefer regardless of your Party affiliation.

  32. Christy says:

    I was going to until I realized that in Texas we are not voting on Super Tuesday. Why one of the largest states population and electoral college wise would wait until it is practically decided I don’t know. i don’t understand it all.

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