40 Days Left
It was this post from Pogie that inspired me to finally come out and say, explicitly, what I’ve been hesitant to say, up to this point.
I’m voting, and I will be voting for (mostly) Montana Democrats.
The short-term reality of crazy people littering the Republican landscape in this state means I’m voting for Steve Bullock and Pam Bucy. I’m voting for Kim Gillan and Jon Tester.
If I lived in Ohio or Florida, I may even be convinced to vote for Barack Obama.
But since I live in Montana, well, it will be either Jill or Gary.
I don’t expect some anonymous blogger saying this to matter all that much, but I felt compelled to say it anyway.
The GOP has totally lost it. I realize this has been evident for years now, but when those assholes in DC killed the jobs bill for Vets they initially supported, for some reason that really drove it home for me.
I wish like hell we had a better political system, because part of me feels like I’m validating a totally rigged political structure that is only responsive to money.
But I honestly shudder to think what could have happened in Montana if Brian Schweitzer hadn’t used his veto power to stop extremely self-destructive legislation.
That said, I’ll be watching wearily and writing critically when issues that concern me are being debated and decided (and hopefully my fellow bloggers will start writing more as well).
As I write this, it is 40 days, 5 hours, and 31 minutes until election day. Time is ticking. And though votes are already being cast, still, anything could happen in that amount of time.