Diary entries relating to "election"
Monday, November 12, 2012
In tough economic times, the Presidential election is practically handed to the other party. What happened this time? I think women made the difference.
Woman make up the majority of voters in this country, so it's always a mistake to alienate them.
First of all, a Republican made a major gaffe: Republican...
Friday, December 15, 2000
On Thursday night, we invited a friend over to have pasta and watch "West Wing." After eating too much, we carried our wine glasses into the living room, settled down on the couch, switched on the TV and got--Al Gore's concession speech.
While it was a gracious speech, I found myself restlessly waiting for it to be over so that I...
Friday, November 10, 2000
I've had post-party blues, postpartum blues (caused by baby Andrew's four a.m. cries for food) and now, along with the rest of the nation, I've got the post-election blues.
On election eve, we had dinner with friends. We turned on CNN and as the evening progressed, we switched from wine to hard liquor. By the time we staggered home...
Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Unlike Whitley, I voted for a Presidential candidate, because I?m in the same situation that most of you are: I don't know the candidates personally and I feel a need to vote for somebody. I share Whitley's concern that Bush and Gore may have personality problems, because in today?s climate of scrutinizing and finger pointing, what sane...
Wednesday, October 11, 2000
In political times like these, I become wary in social situations. It's not just that I'm more liberal than most of the people in this town; it's not as simple as that.
Most of the political conservatives I know are pretty comfortable financially. Perhaps they worked hard for it, perhaps they deserve it, but they don't seem too...
Thursday, August 17, 2000
While listening to the Republican and Democratic conventions, I remembered this wonderful tale by Lame Deer that I found in a book on dogs. I loved it so much that I copied it into my computer, and I think it's worth reading now, with regard to our upcoming Presidential election. "We don't think much of the white man's elections. Whoever...