There was also a nagging (?) quote that kept coming back to me from Liz Lemon (30 Rock) from a first season episode (those who truly know me will not be the least bit surprised I retained this):
Tracy took advantage of my white guilt, which is to be used only for good like over-tipping and supporting Barack Obama.
I made a conscious decision not to vote on black or white guilt.
Had either Obama or Clinton been far enough ahead that it wouldn’t have mattered, I would have voted for Kucinich. Yes, he dropped out of the race weeks ago, but not long enough to be taken off the ballot here. I don’t know if that would have sent a message or not, but I would have felt better.
No matter who I voted for, I felt I was compromising myself. …and not that I don’t most elections, but this one seemed to be more so. It is probably timing. If I think hard, I had zero desire to vote for Kerry. I didn’t vote for Kerry – I voted against Bush. The difference isn’t even all that subtle – in my mind.
It really did come down to change over experience. And since any of the democrats are going to be a huge change over the current administration – I went for experience.
With less two years of congressional experience, how will he navigate change in a current democratic congress that can’t pass a frickin’ thing now?? G-d fuckin forbid tides change and there isn’t a ruling House or Senate from his own party.
For the time being, Hillary is my man. It is just a gut check.
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