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Can Nov 7th Come Fast Enough?

Good lord, I am so sick of all the political ad's. I am sick of all the "Did you know Heather Wilson did this?" or "Did you know that Patricia Madrid did that?". I am just sick of it. Can the General Elections on November 7th come fast enough?

It seems that all the campaigns this year have gone negative very fast. Also it seems like (and for the most part) every other commercial on TV is a political ad. Some are good (non-negitive) ad's and most are bad (negative) ad's.

Even candidates that up until now have run a mostly non-negitive campaign have turned to running negative ad's against there opponent. I would much rather hear about what you can do then what your opponent can not do.

I think on Friday of this week, or Monday of next week I will make the trek out to Bernalillo, NM so I can do early votting. I must say that my only grip about the rest of Corrales getting annexed in Sandoval County last year. I now have to drive all the way out to Bernalillo (about 15 miles from my office) to do early voting & stuff instead of going to downtown Albuquerque (about 3 miles from my office) to take care of that stuff.

Now I am still trying to figure out a few races. I spent a good chuck of the night trying to figure out who I am going to vote for in the few races that I was undecided in. Here is who I am most likely to vote for (all subject to change):

(r) = Republican :: (d) = Democrat

GOVERNOR: Bill Richardson (d)

LT. GOVERNOR: Diane D. Denish (d) (Gov & Lt. Gov are a slate vote)

SECRETARY OF STATE: Mary Herrera (d)

STATE AUDITOR: Lorenzo Garcia (r)

STATE TREASURER: James B. Lewis (d)

ATTORNEY GENERAL: Jim Bibb (r)

COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS: Patrick H. Lyons (r)

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE (DISTRICT 1): Heather A. Wilson (r)

UNITED STATES SENATOR: Jeff Bingaman (d)

If you want to check out who these people are, and what they stand for, check out the THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS GUIDE

I love that I am all over the board in respects to the political party system. Really I am right down the middle, with 4 republican and 5 democrat candidates and really one of the democrat candidate's is cus the Gov and Lt. Gov are a slate vote. Now I know I am going to take shit from some of my family for some of these candidates, but really, I do not give a shit. I am my own person (I know, can you believe it?) and as such I will vote how I feel.

So now that I have that figured out, time for dinner.

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 17th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
Election and Voting
Enjoyed learning your decision on whom you will be voting. You most certainly are entitled to vote for whomever you choose, and know you have given it a lot of thought and consideration.

Perhaps to save you some time and fuel, why not contact the County Clerk's office and request your name be placed on the "Absentee Ballots list"...I have been doing this for several years now, I automatically receive notification that I sign and return, then a ballot is mailed out to me. It's so easy, and a great time saver......It is probably too late to get this accomplished for this upcoming election, but they are very prompt and I have had no problems doing my voting this way.....GMA
claystorm
Oct. 17th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
Re: Election and Voting
I have thought about it, but there is something I really like about voting in person. Plus knowing my luck, I would get the Absentee Ballot and put it somewhere in my apartment and never find it again.

I am waiting for the day I can vote online, cus heck I do everything else online. LOL
(Anonymous)
Oct. 17th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
Your perfect right.
Well, aside from the fact that I already told you I think you're being duped by Governor Bill, I agree with Grandma - you have the right to vote for whomever you wish. Our country has fought hard over the years to get and keep that right, and I'm very pleased that you care enough to study the candidates and issues and exercise that right. If anyone else in the family gives you grief over your choices, you let me know and I'll make them stop. I won't give you a ration of crap about Bill any more, either. You should know that the first time I was old enough to vote, Jerry Apodaca (a democrat running for governor) sent a cadre of young, hip campaign workers out to the dorms and greek houses at UNM and engaged us in why they believed Jerry Apodaca was the most wonderful guy in the world. The republican candidate didn't court the youth vote like that. So, because he stood for the things I thought were important, I voted for the democrat Mr. Apodaca (who was running with the slogan "The man nobody owns") I believed wholeheartedly in the man and why I was voting for him. Well, Jerry actually turned out to be the man "everybody" owns. The mafia apparently had some of him, and so did everyone else. He was a disaster. The point here is I voted for who I believed in - not that it wasn't a good decision. You vote your conscience, Kev - it's important.

Love you, Mom
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