Well, team, tomorrow is primary day in Pennsylvania. As you may have noticed, some of my projects here did not quite ripen. Work, fishing, and volunteering for Admiral Steve Kantrowitz, who is running for PA Senate 19, have intervened.
There’s nothing in this post for voters in the Dem. primary. Your vote matters, and if you’ve been paying attention there’s not much I can tell you about each candidate. I could tell you about what PA’s superdelegates are doing, but that shouldn’t be part of your equation.
As for those casting a meaningless PA presidential primary ballot, my recommendation is this: Remember, top of the ballot is legally meaningless, and the state GOP likes it that way. Down the ballot you will vote for delegates to the convention, who will cast a vote for your district in St. Paul.
If you live in my district, vote for Jim McHale. If you have the opportunity to vote for additional people, leave it blank. Generally, avoid most of the people pledged to Ron Paul, although God bless them for running and absolutely vote for them if you dig Dr. Paul. If you don’t, though, go to this page, also look at the GOP sample ballot you can get at your polling place, and vote for a person who is not endorsed by the party, and is not a Ron Paul supporter.
In my research I have determined it is those people who are most likely to have your district’s best interests at heart. As a group, the greatest fault of those people is they are running mostly because they think it would be fun to be a delegate at the convention. That’s their greatest fault. How we could go wrong with a delegation like that, I don’t know. Pass the bottle, and move to close!
The take away point from all this is what? That when it comes to electing the president of the United States, Republicans have to do lots of research and attempt to guess who might best reflect their values by proxy. If you wanted to design a system concentrating power and influence in the hands of people with roles the public doesn’t understand, this is it.
That’s not the way I think things should be done. You?