no theme here

February 18, 2008

It is a stunning day for late winter in Portland , all blue sky and sunshine. Sure there’s a little wind, but it’s not cold and mostly not noticeable if you’re not riding into it. It’s like the city is showing us a little thigh, reminding us why we love it so.

It’s funny how disinterested I am in the Hillary/Barak throw down, except I wanna beat McCain. In corresponding with Amos I realized I’m not at all into looking to a presidential candidate for a sense of hope, although I’m moved by how many folks are inspired by Obama. If anything I find more hope in them, than in him. But I’m also aware that with McCain in the race there’s a good chance that Oregon, with it’s fierce libertarian streak, is gonna be in play. So I’m publicly committing myself to working this fall for who ever gets the nod, Clinton or Obama .


4 responses to “no theme here”

  1. peptide says:

    after a brief period of intense interest, i’m back to mainly wanting to see the election done with and something different happening.

  2. proteanme says:

    i guess i’m trying to gear up for the battle of the fall. i really want a democrat in office. we really need one in office. we gotta shift the larger conversation that frames national policy. the selfish and fearful tenor of the last 8 years is killing us.

  3. peptide says:

    i’m embarrassed to admit it, but i’ve got a strong reluctance to do all the things i’ve been asked to do (esp. phone calls) in the past as a campaign volunteer. stuffing envelopes is fine, and once i built a database. but usually they end up asking you to call and… i just hate it, find it soul deadening.

  4. proteanme says:

    i hear ya. i don’t want to call either, but i’m trying to convince myself that i will. i’m hoping there are other things i can do. i think i’d even go get coffee for people who are doing the calling.

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