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This is an exciting time for politics in Wisconsin because our vote in this primary really could make a difference - at least for Clinton or Obama.
Are you a Republican and not planning to vote because McCain looks like a shoe-in? Or are you going to waste your vote by voting for McCain?
Remember, this isn't a vote to see who will be president, it's the vote to see who will run for the presidency. In primaries we can use our vote in ways other than voting for our favorite candidate. Because the race between Clinton and Obama is so close, Republicans could vote for whichever Democratic candidate they feel McCain would have a better chance against.
If you usually vote Democratic the choice probably isn't that easy. My suggestion would be not to vote for whoever you feel is most popular just because they're popular, but for the one you would feel good about as your president.
At this point most of us are voting for someone that has a one in three chance of becoming our next president. If you're a Democrat and don't care for either Clinton or Obama, then I'd suggest you save your vote for November when the choice will be a lot easier. Or, if you're still undecided, you could just let the Super Delegates decide for you.
############ I wrote the above before reading this morning's Freeman. A story on Mayor Nelson removing a political post from his blog caught my eye. ##############
The mayor wrote, "Now that Sen. McCain is definitely going to be the Republican nominee, I think that independent and open-minded Republicans (who sometimes vote for the best person instead of only voting by party affiliation) should join Democrats in voting for either Sen. Clinton or Sen. Obama because it's clear one of these three people will be the next president."