This will be my third presidential election registered in Texas. Let me tell you – your vote doesn’t matter here. All of Texas is red (well, then you notice a lake on the Texas map and realize that’s not a lake, but the city of Austin – the lone Democratic section in a sea of red). So, electoral college-ly, your vote sure don’t matter. All 34 electoral Lone Star State votes go to the more conservative candidate. Even if I am voting for the conservative candidate, I need not show up – the others can cast the vote for me.
But in this primary – oh my! My vote counts!
Usually, if I were undecided at this point, it would not be a problem for the aforementioned reasons. But this time … this time … it matters! The pressure.
There are so many interesting variables! No one remembers how to conduct a caucus here in Texas. Oprah endorses Obama while Tina Fey endorses Hillary. Hillary has more political experience, but McCain has more experience running for president. Aye! I have some reading to do.