Because my little sister gave me one. But that’s not the only reason…
I’ve been trying to hold back on supporting a candidate for President this time–because I remember way back to the 2000 primary in NH, when Bradley vs. Gore got so hot that many Bradley-ites (OK, my family) ended up disillusioned and sore at heart.
Yes, in November of 2000, my mom drove to the polls and cast a vote for Al Gore–while holding her nose. But she didn’t give money to Gore. She didn’t campaign for him. If election day had been rainy, she might have stayed home. Configure my mom as a lot more unhappy Bradley-ites– you do know that Bush won NH in 2000?
In 2004, Kerry beat Howard Dean in NH–but Kerry didn’t break the hearts of us Dean-supporters. And NH Democrats later went all out to help Kerry beat Bush in the *real* election in 2004.
I like John Edwards. I like Barack Obama. I like Hillary Clinton. (Not necessarily in that exact order.) It saddens me that Obama and Clinton staffers are taking nasty punches at each other’s candidates. I like it that Edwards’s staffers seem to be pro-John, not anti-Barack or anti-Hillary.