Sunday, January 20, 2008

Democracy Shines in Nevada

Once upon a time in a casino in Las Vegas, people voted for their choice despite union bullies saying they HAD to vote for Obama. Mrs. Clinton won the caucus in spite of the heavy handed shenanigans of union officials. Now don't get me wrong, I'm TOTALLY pro-union. Without unions, we wouldn't even have a middle class, what's left of it anyway.

"About 114,000 registered Democrats – a record for Nevada – turned out at caucuses in the state. With Barack Obama securing the endorsement of the powerful Culinary Workers Union, which represents 60,000 casino workers, members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign team had gone into Saturday’s vote fearing their candidate would be outgunned.

They need not have worried. Mrs Clinton’s supporters, particularly Latino voters, were out in force in Nevada and helped their candidate win the state. At the New York, New York, many union members openly defied CWU instructions to support Mr Obama and instead backed Mrs Clinton." - By Matthew Garrahan in Las Vegas

Now that I'm paying attention, I have to say that I'm surprised to find that type of thing going on. Nobody has a right to tell you who to vote for, whether it be at a primary, caucus, or general election. This little episode is proof positive that what we need now is somebody with experience and integrity in the White House, to remind us all of the way things are supposed to be in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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