Dear Hillary,

I have never been one of your supporters, but I have also not always been one of your opponents. Before February 5th, I didn’t honestly think that my state (Ohio) would matter in the least. It was never supposed to – you were supposed to clinch the nomination long before it was our ‘turn’. I planned on voting for Kucinich or Edwards… and then they dropped out, and you started attacking Obama like mad.

You and Bill, you just couldn’t hold it in. Couldn’t stand to be ‘beaten’. So you started the race baiting, started misquoting.

Now your talking about wanting Michigan and Florida Delegates to be seated at the convention – after they were disqualified for moving their primaries up. After yours was the only name on the ballot in Michigan, and the only one who did *any* kind of campaigning in Florida.

“YES WE CAN” is his rallying cry – what’s yours? He’s calling us, all of us, to action. He’s calling us, asking us, to hope and to believe in change. To believe that this country can do better. That we can move past the divisive politics of the past, the racism, sexism, and insanity. That together, we can make a change. That lobbyists and PACs don’t have to run the country like they do today. He won’t take their money.

But, you will. You think the status quo is just fine. Oh, sure your a woman, so it must be a big change… But, its not the change that I want. I don’t want lobbyists to run this country. I don’t want a president who’s just as devisive and apt to misquote people, to skew the truth as Bush is and has been. I’ve had enough of state secrets. Why won’t you, why haven’t you, signed the American Freedom Campaign’s pledge? Obama did.

My reaction to all of this? Go Obamaa!! I will not vote for you in the Ohio primary – I and all of my family will be voting for Obama. I hope and I pray that Ohio has some sense and votes for change – real change. Not just a change from Bush, but a change from the kind of politics that we have now. No more rovian politics. No more race baiting, no more divisiveness. We can change this country for the better – and we will. But we’re going to do it without you, because YES WE CAN!

Obama wins the Potomac Primaries!!

Awesome. Spectacular. Wonderful. What more can I say, I’m thrilled – Obama has done it again, winning Maryland – 67%/30%; DC – 75%/24%; & Virginia – 63%/36%; primaries this time too not “just more caucuses” as Hillary said about his other recent wins this past weekend

Delegate tally’s:

Clinton: 944 won + 234 supers = 1178

Obama: 1046 won + 156 supers = 1202

So yeah, Obama is now in the lead with delegate counts for the first time. Only slightly so if you add in the “super delegates”, but much more so if you just count those that they have actually “won”.

Obama won a lot of the groups that were voting pretty heavily for clinton before – women, whites, latinos, 65+, etc. Its pretty amazing, pretty fantastic. I’m just so psyched… I can’t wait for the Wisconsin primary in another week, and then Ohio and Texas on the 4th and Pennsylvania on the 12th. So exciting!!

It’s Super Tuesday!

So, I’m feeling pretty good about my black belt test, which is good cause its coming up in just 4 days!! I’ve got all of my stuff down pretty good, mostly concentrating on getting all the old stuff down again. Especially all the old fighting steps. Tommorrow I think I’m going to teach Kevin 1-10 so that I can practice 31-40 (counter attacks). Other than those, and the take downs I’m pretty confidant about most of them. So, mostly its remembering them, going over the take downs… and memorizing/learning all the Korean terminology. So, yeah. I guess its actually a good bit… but not too bad!

I’m sitting here at the moment watching CNN as the polls close around the country and they try to “predict” who’s going to win where. I really hope Obama does well – its looking like hes doing OK, not wonderful, but OK anyways. I’m honestly very surprised at how well Huckabee’s doing on the GOP side. Really, I didn’t think he had much of a chance at all, so its pretty surprising that hes actually winning a couple states. As much as I really, really hope that we have a democractic president (and I hope thats Obama;) if I had to pick a republican I like McCain the best by far. So, good to see he’s still doing super well.

In any case, here’s hoping for good results for Obama & McCain both.