Daily Archives: October 18, 2010

I Voted…Now I wait to see the results (and push the people I support here and on the radio)

John Case and I still have politicians to talk with and about on Winners and Losers on WSHC FM (89.7 in Shepherdstown WV… or online at http://www.897wshc.org)… I’ll be on on Friday Morning (7:30 – 9:00 AM) and I may show up on Wednesday, too.

I voted a mixed ballot this time as I am in favor of Ed Dunleavy, who is an independent, for County Commissioner, so a straight Democratic ballot was not possible. I’m not the only one doing this around here… Dunleavy has quite a few supporters. I also voted for Virginia Graf for Representative in Congress, although the odds of her winning are near zero, partly because the way the District has been gerrymandered. To vote for the Republican, Shelly Moore Capito, would have made me vomit! She has done so little for West Virginia and has been part of John Boehner‘s conservative backbone in the House.

Of course, I voted for Manchin for Senate… even though he is much more conservative than I can stand… at the very least, he is not a creep like Raese the WV candidate from Florida. I hope Manchin makes it. It’s one thing to have a politician you disagree with, but whose overall record you can admire (like Delegate Doyle, who I also voted for, for instance) than to have a politician who is a complete idiot with no comprehension of contemporary government.

Now we just wait 2 weeks and see what happens.

As long as I was discussing Colorado, here’s a quote from last weekend…

Discussing gays in the military, Ken Buck (Colorado Republican Senate Candidate) said he believes sexual orientation is a choice

“I think that birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically you have a choice.”

– Ken Buck on Meet The Press.

I know a lot of gay guys who are thrilled that they now have a choice.

Things are changing in Colorado…

I watched their debate over the weekend. If you saw the comments Buck made, you might hope Bennet pulls through as well.
clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com
Rasmussen Poll Shows ‘Virtual Tie’ In Colorado Senate Race
Democrats got some good news over the weekend in the form of a handful of encouraging polls in three Senate battlegrounds: Colorado, Washington and West Virginia. The most notable is a new Rasmussen automated poll in Colorado that finds what the pollster describes as a “virtual tie” between Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck.
In Colorado, Rasmussen shows Buck’s lead over Bennet narrowing to just two percentage points (47% to 45%), the closest margin obtained by Rasmussen in the race so far this year. Although most surveys conducted in September had Buck leading by between 4 and 8 percentage points, a poll from Democratic affiliated Public Policy Polling (PPP) two weeks ago gave Bennet a one-point edge (46% to 45%) and an internal poll released at about the same time by the Bennet campaign showed him with a three-point advantage (44% to 41%).
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Quick note to the readers who contacted me (and everyone else, I guess)…

I am very thankful for those of you who commented or sent e-mail asking me to continue the blog and bringing up your similar experiences. So it looks like, for now at least, I’m keeping it up. Pointless, incessant barking doesn’t get me very far, anyway (although Nestle and Byron, my dogs, find it a reasonable way to get what they want.)

-Bill

Busy Morning…

Off to Ranson this morning to finish the registration of my new old Subaru in West Virginia at Motor vehicles, then to Charles Town to do Early Voting and grocery shopping… then back home to take care of the dogs and clean up the kitchen.

Early Voting is something Elly and I have done in the last few elections and, since my mind is made up on who I am voting for, it is a convenience which I find very helpful. I’ll get my votes in for Manchin, Graf, Doyle, Dunleavy and get a YES down on the school funding issue. Then I won’t have to worry about it on November 2nd.