Last Day Of The Democratic Primary

3 06 2008

It’s the last day of the Democratic Primary. I know, it’s been a long primary season. I think it started in 1999 and I, for one, am ready for the next stage.

Today we have Montana and South Dakota. Tonight we have a big speech coming from Hillary Clinton that the major cable networks are drooling over.

As things in news and politics can change in exactly 12 minutes, I can’t see Clinton conceding today but then again, who knows. Obama leads in the delegate count 2,074 to 1,917 for Clinton, with 2,118 needed to clinch the nomination, and South Dakota and Montana award a total of 31 delegates. Our governator, Bredesen, is saying that he will throw out his choice after these primaries.

The Page is posting clues on if Clinton is leaving a trail of clues about her speech tonight. Interesting,  Nothing on the schedule later this week but comments about “superdelegates can change their mind.”

But there are some major things going on now in this country. When I talk to regular folks, they indicated they are weary as well with what feels like the longest primary season ever. We are still talking about gas here.

And what’s going on this week in Washington? Fixing the Farm Bill, which suffered a clerical mistake that has become a legislative nightmare.

And in this stream of consciousness blogging I’m vested in this morning, something cool happened yesterday. We did a story about a couple living on a fixed income that were basically rationing food a couple of weeks ago.

A woman called me and said that would not abide. She said on the phone “I have plenty and I want to share. I don’t want them to worry about eating.”

She called them to help out.

There are good folks in this world.




One response

3 06 2008

That’s one more for stellar community journalism, ma’am. The good folks don’t know about things and how they can help until we tell them.

Bless you, and that kind lady, and the folks she’s helping. Bless all y’all’s hearts.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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