Super Tuesday

Posted by Nate in Politics, Soapbox.
Friday, February 1st, 2008 at 11:02 am

I recently rediscovered an old favorite band, Enter the Haggis, and particularly their free-to-stream-online album Soapbox Heroes.  (I’ll wait for you to open that in another tab and start listening.)

Their fiddler, Brian Buchanan, says regarding the title, "Soapbox Heroes refers to all the millions of people who make the mistake of thinking that holding a strong opinion about something is as good as doing something about it.  …. Apparently it’s hard to reach a ballot box from a soapbox." (Referring to voter turnout in the US and Canada.)

Now, I know that the regular readers of this blog have very strong opinions – in fact, probably well to the left of the two Democratic candidates remaining…  What’s a progressive to do?  Luckily, Chris Hayes has written the progressive argument for Barack Obama.  If there are any undecided voters out there, please give it a read – I think it’s the best argument I’ve come across.  (Also check out his endorsement by XKCD for another view.)

I hope this is preaching to the choir, but don’t miss your chance to go from soapbox to ballot box.  Super Tuesday, baby!

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4 Responses to “Super Tuesday”

  1. Marianne Says:

    I have been one of those sorta “undecided progressives.” Was leaning toward Obama, but not really as excited about him as I hoped I’d be. I appreciated the info you linked to.

  2. Nate Says:

    Well, I think that’s the point – as a self-styled progressive, neither of them are making me jump for joy. But I do think there’s more to be hopeful for in Obama’s campaign / platform than Clinton’s.

  3. Rick Says:

    Good post. I have been getting kind of excited about Obama, and I am really not excited about Clinton. I look at his web page and various positions, and it seems like good stuff. It feels like Clinton would be too much linked to the past – corporate connections, power politics, move to the middle too quickly. I am also impressed by Obama’s past work in Chicago inner city issues. So, I’ve been reading a bit on DailyKos – do you have any other suggestions on good progressive blogs?

  4. troy Says:

    I was unsure where my vote would go until I heard the haunting melody of “I gotta cush on Obama.” Sold dude. Sadly I am registered in CA and no where near the state right now. I am attempting to push my die-hard Republican Dad toward the left though. That is my effort here in CO.