X: (approaches LRH, smiling) Go, Hillary!
LRH: She's not my choice.
X: (surprised) Oh, I'm sorry.
LRH: No reason to be. Many expect that as a feminist I'd support her. (aside to audience: Or be for Obama because I live in Harlem!)
X: (looks expectantly at A, friend of both)
A: I'm for Edwards.
LRH: Me too. It would be wonderful to have a woman president but she has to be strong on issues important to me--Iraq, aging...
Happened to me again at my favorite yarn shop. This is what gave the Hillary campaign its false sense of security: many of us want to have a woman in charge.
"If you want Party, vote Hillary...Power, vote Edwards...Personality, vote Obama" - Rachel Maddow
All of the above was written last week, a post waiting to be completed.
Right now it is Thursday morning January 31, in New York City. I am in solidarity with those who lost Kucinich, another candidate strongly opposed to the Iraq war. John Edwards must have had good reasons for ending his campaign at this time, reasons that include how punishing it is to campaign for national office.
The Crone Speaks suggests that Edwards' supporters go ahead and vote for him on Super Tuesday. I'm thinking about it. Then there's Obama. I just don't know.
Vote, one must do that: there are no options to active participation in a struggling democracy.
[February 1974 photo Queens College women's basketball team celebrates close victory--and I began to use my entire name everywhere. Women were very hopeful.]
ALERT: After posting the above, I read Four's A Crowd by Gail Collins in today's N.Y. Times. Excellent. Also, our first phone call from the Hillary campaign rang in.