The professional pundits had more than enough analysis of how the respective 2012 political conventions went. Obviously we hosted the Republicans here in Tampa, and it would have been fine with me if they’d stayed home. I will write more about all that later this week. It was a disaster for downtown Tampa businesses, and the security was simply over the top.
We’ve got a new poll up at Deep Something asking who you are planning to vote for (or who you voted for) by party. We just want to know if you are voting mostly for one party or the other, going independent, or sitting this one out.
The President and Democrats are working hard to motivate the base, but frankly they are scrambling because they clearly blew off the progressive wing of the party for the past two years, in some cases being verbally dismissive, and the “chickens have come home to roost.” A younger motivated electorate sent them to Washington with a mandate for big change, and we got a few tepid bills that have done nothing to improve our lives, and no advances on the social issues.
So while Democrats shouldn’t expect the same level of enthusiasm, it pains me to look at the crop of Republican candidates and think they could regain control of Congress. that’s just downright scary shit there.
So take our poll and tell us what you think.
Who are you voting for in the 2010 elections?
Mostly Democrats (83%, 5 Votes)
Mostly Republicans (0%, 0 Votes)
Sitting this one out (0%, 0 Votes)
Anyone Sponsored by the Tea Bag Party (0%, 0 Votes)
Roy Herron is a state senator from the great state of Tennessee. He is currently running for governor.Listen to the way he talks about why he’s a Democrat. PROUDLY. Not all wishy washy, like so many other leaders. The Republican party lead by Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck were soundly repudiated in the last election. Yet the current Democratic leaders in Congress keep rolling over for the Republicans, and seem to want to run away from being a Democrat.
In looking back over the past 80 years or so in this country, the economy, jobs, social services all get better under Democratic Administrations, and all the social programs we rely on today are Democratic programs.
Class act, great guy, and hopefully the next governor of Tennessee.