Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A June election

The Democratic primary for the 2006 Virginia Senate election, to choose the person who will run against George Allen in November, is today. Virginia doesn't register voters by party, so any registered voter can vote.

This mini-election pitted ex-Republican, decorated Marine, and former Navy secretary James Webb against IT lobbyist and lifelong Democrat Harris Miller.

Either candidate would be better than Allen, but I respect Webb's having changed his positions because of the current administration's mistakes. I think he has more political experience, and I also think that Allen would do a hip-hop dance on Miller's face in the general election, while Webb at least has a shot. wife_of_charlespeirce and I voted for Webb.

Here's a good article about the campaigns; here's another.

In other news, don't try to be gmack's friend unless you're AT LEAST an 8, and a solid 8 at that; read the New York Times and not Cosmo; and come with the sociological imagination, or don't come at all.

6 Comments:

At 11:05 AM, Blogger GMack said...

Well, seeing as how you are currently my friend...you must be at least an 8 or higher.

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Jackscolon said...

I'm disappointed I didn't get a link in the bottom paragraph... and isn't George Allen on the short list of presidential candidates for 2008?

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger CharlesPeirce said...

I chose redhurt and mair's blogs because that's where discussions are currently happening, and gmack's...because he's gmack. So, don't feel left out. Hans got the shaft too.

Yes, that's the same Allen.

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger RedHurt said...

From your 15 word description, Webb sounds like a good guy. I feel like that's the sort of galvanizing guy the democrats need - sort of like Reagan in 80 whatever, a republican who's fed up with the way his party's abandoned it's principals, and creatist a centrist group of reasonable individuals out of the democrats rather than the whiny idiots they've been for the past 8 (or at least 4) years.

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Jackscolon said...

Hey- write a new post. Talking about local elections doesn't do it for me.

 
At 1:24 PM, Blogger CharlesPeirce said...

I do write this blog for you!

 

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