I kept going back and forth over who I wanted to vote for. I decided my goal is stop the McCain train.
Unlike the Dems, the GOP is pouring tons of money campaigning here. Rudy has staked his first and last stand here. If he loses, he is finished. If he wins, even barely, he is still in the game.
If Romney loses to McCain, Romney is pretty much finished as well. (Markos was smart to keep him around--he's neck and neck with McCain here).
Pretty much, if McCain wins here, it's over. I predicted it would be McCain back in early March of last year in this DailyKos diary as well as the reasons why. That was back when NO ONE thought it would be McCain because he was floundering and broke--hell, they even praised him in debates because no one thought he was a threat. (OK, I hedged a bit a month later when that idiot walked with a personal army in Baghdad and declared it safe, and later thought it could be Ghouliani--but that's what I get for not trusting my instincts.)
McCain is not wanted by the GOP base, and we don't want him because he would be the hardest to beat. So that is why I voted for and am supporting 9ui1ian1 for the Florida primary. If you are a Democrat who switched your party to have a say, then please vote for Guiliani OR Mitt Romney.
The worst thing for us is for McCain to win. If he wins Florida, he is the nominee. And then the GOP will consolidate behind him while Hillary and Obama beat each other up and possibly give us a brokered convention.
McCain is already slightly ahead in the national polls (although the latest poll shows him actually losing Florida to HRC). A McCain victory means:
- No universal health care - a platform ALL Dem nominees share
- Staying in Iraq indefinetly, or until "we let" the inept and corrupt Iraqi government tells us they can come home (in other words, forever)
- A right-wing idealogue replacing Stevens, 87, on the Supreme Court. Goodbye Choice, Goodbye Privacy, Goodbye Rights
- An end to civil liberties and further erosion of our freedoms
Let's stop this, Florida. Otherwise, it's going to be very difficult.