Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

February 7, 2008

I Am Torn

This Saturday will see us voting in the Primaries for Campaign 2008 here in the Gret Stet.

I am fucking torn. Do I vote for my hero John Edwards in order to give him, and by extension the Gulf Coast, leverage at the DNC, or do I vote for Barack Obama? This really sux.

In a way I see this as something we have to do every moment in Life: choose between our hearts or our minds. My heart screams for the thoughts and cares that Edwards expressed, but my mind says to vote for Barack in order to stop HRC.  (and no I can’t just do a coin toss on this one.) Yes I’m concerned about my Country’s future, but I MUST be adamant about getting the Gulf Coast fixed and prepping for what’s coming in the Future.

After Bush’s treatment of New Orleans post-Flood, I become very much a local Patriot. Our motto here is “Sinn Fein”. This is a hard row to hoe for me since I am a Patriot and a Veteran, but my part of this country must not be forgotten. I have traded my “America First” hat for a pirate’s tri-corner. My allegiance is to the Isle d’ Orleans, the Coast. This is the land of my people, and I have lived all along it. These last 29+ months have been Hell.

(been rereading some posts from ’06) Screw it, I’m voting my heart in the Primary, and I’ll vote for Obama in November.

I MUST stand for the folks along the Coast. (And Hillary, Bush-in-a-dress, ain’t getting my vote.)


  1. But the primary actually matters. The higher the margin for Obama, the better the delegate count. It’s no sure thing he’ll be the nominee.

    Comment by dsb nola — February 7, 2008 @ 9:35 pm

  2. Pragmatism has never been my long suit. Principle defines my life.

    Yes I’ve made a decision, but until that moment I walk into the booth, I can still ponder what I’m doing.

    I’ve been voting for thirty years. Sometimes it is easy, and other times it’s Hell.

    I’m nearing the end of my life: I’m thinking about the ones to come and the future of the Coast. I’m thinking about my oath to protect the Nation. My thoughts are about what is the right thing to do.

    You see, I THINK about all of the issues… look at the essence of the message and the promises. I “see” the possibilities of the Future, and I try to do my part in creating the best path.

    After Saturday I’ll let you know what I decided to do. (I don’t need to, but I will) Until then, my mind is my own, and what I chose to do is up to only ME.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — February 8, 2008 @ 12:30 am

  3. I am hoping Louisiana and New Orleans in particular, would make a huge statement and give at least one more delegate to take to the convention

    When you go into the booth tomorrow could you in all conscience vote for any one other than John Edwards?

    I live in Kentucky and this is so frustratingly to watch the rest of the country choose my candidate. Please vote for John.

    I don’t know who those others are but I’m an Edwards Democrat!

    Comment by Acebass — February 9, 2008 @ 1:18 am

  4. Acebass,

    I’m going to do the right thing and vote for Edwards tomorrow.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — February 9, 2008 @ 2:29 am

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