Bring on the election.

Bring on the election.
I was chatting to an old grandma at the shop today and she mentioned that she was from Arizona. “Oh, nice!” I love meeting fellow Americans. (Well, the nice ones anyway.) She said she’d just been reading about the Republican National Convention in the newspaper. Not wanting to say anything too controversial – at least, not before she’d paid for her wool – I just kinda nodded and said I’d seen something about it on the news. “You know,” she said, “I’m a registered Republican but I believe in voting for the man, not the party. And I’m not voting for that man again!” I broke into a big grin. Right on, lady! Later that afternoon a woman from New York recognized my accent and blurted out that she hoped I’d registered to vote. I told her the story of the Arizona lady and she was delighted. So party on, Republicans. The more you tighten your grip, the more moderate voters will slip through your fingers…

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  1. Karl Rove: “We’ve analysed their attack sir, and there is a danger. Should I have your ship standing by?”

    Dubya: “Evacuate?! In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.”

  2. On that note, a shameless plug: Democrats Abroad Australia is running a LAST CHANCE voter registration drive — if you haven’t requested your absentee ballot by September 15th, you’re probably not going to get one in time. Find out how at au.democratsabroad.org, overseasvote2004.com, or come to our meetup on September 14th!

  3. That’s good to hear! I think all this junk with the Republicans wheeling out Arnold, etc. shows how afraid they are of their moderates turning on them. I think we have a similar situation here in Oz – so many traditional Lib voters I know refuse to re-elect lil’ Johnnie.

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