Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Primary Blahs

(Tarantula for no particular reason)

Yeah, I voted in yesterday's primary. But it was with a total lack of enthusiasm. This has been a rare election cycle for me, one where I found absolutely zero candidates who motivated me to volunteer on their campaigns.

St. Sleazy McCain easily defeated J. D. "the eggplant" Hayworth in a classic case of 'the lesser of two evils' still being evil. But the democratic nominee, Rodney Glassman, is no prize, and has a snowball's chance in Phoenix of defeating McCain.

My congresswoman, Ann Kirkpatrick, is a milquetoast blue dog, who's first term has been sedate at best. But her opponent, Paul Gosar, is a total right-wing whacko. So I'll probably end up doing some volunteer work for Ann for the general election. Just not with much enthusiasm.

And I'll support Terry Goddard over Jan Brewer for Governor, although I'm not a fan of Goddard. Another 'lesser of two evils' choice.

It's tough to be a political junkie when the drug of choice has gotten so weak that there is no 'high' to be had.


Mauigirl said...

Great analogy, that there's no "high" in politics anymore. Sadly true.

I suppose I'm glad at least McCain beat Hayworth. For a while it was touch and go. And having Hayworth would be truly scary. The evil that you know is always better I guess.

pygalgia said...

That is so true. I may not like McCain, but I know what he'll do. Crazy, but not full blown batshit crazy.