Monday, October 13, 2008

7-Election Update

According to the site Obama is ahead of McCain in a landslide 59.3 to 40.7. McCain is only carrying two states so far. New Hampshire and West Virginia.

Although 7-Eleven is not in all 50 states, I do not think that the results would be that much different.

I am still not sure which way I will cast my vote. Neither candidate has distinguished himself in my eyes.

If you have any suggestions, let me know.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


A certain convenience store chain is holding an election. When you buy their 20 oz. coffee you have the choice of a regular cup (Undecided), an Obama cup, or a McCain cup.

As of this moment, Obama is ahead 57% to 43% - I guess they aren't factoring in the undecideds. According to the web site past results in 2000 and 2004 were amazingly accurate. Of course it is too soon to tell. This, of course, is not a scientific poll, and people can buy their candidate's cup several times a day if they want. It will be fun to track the progress as it gets nearer to the election.

Of course you don't have to just buy coffee, you could buy tea, hot chocolate or cappachino to participate. So get out there and drink. Let your voice be heard!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Who Do I Vote For...

At this point I have no idea.

I have never been a straight party voter. I tend to look at all the candidates pros and cons before making up my mind. And once again the major parties have come up with two candidates. I am not drawn automatically to one or the other. So how do I decide? I am not sure. Maybe you know how I should decide. Let me know.

Post a comment and help me decide.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Zoning is one of the issues on the Primary Ballot here in Berkeley County. I am leaning towards voting against zoning at this time. It is not because I think zoning is evil. It is because I have not heard how it will be implemented. I am not sure that the County Commission is up to the task at this time. I think they are going to use it as an excuse to raise property taxes. And I don't want my property tax raised unless I know that the money will be put to good use.

Show me the plan of what zoning will do and how it will benefit the county and I will be more than happy to vote for it.

Remember: No matter what your party affiliation (or non-affiliation). Go out an vote in the WV Primary. Your vote matters!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

WV Primary is coming up in May. Are you ready to vote? I am not. I have no idea who my local candidates are yet. I guess I better get on the ball and investigate.

I will not be telling you who to vote for in this election (or any other). Your vote is your's. I will tell you that you need to vote though. If you don't vote, you can't complain. So get your vote ready...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Anyone Want a Link?

If there are any blogs dealing with WV Politics that would like a link, please leave me a comment or an email. It does not matter which part of the political spectrum your blog covers.

Dialog is the key to getting things done.

Sen. Jay Rockerfeller in the News

This week we were treated to not one but two appearances of Jay in the media.

In the first, he along with The Charleston Gazette are backing Obama for the Democratic nomination for President. Way to go out on a limb.

In the second showing, Jay first insults, then apologizes to McCain.

Jay, some advice - think first, then speak. It works wonders!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

West Virgina Primary Election

In the upcoming Primary election in West Virginia, there is going to be a lot of angry Republican voters. They will come to the polls to vote for the candidate of their choice for President and be told that Republicans in West Virginia have already made that choice at the WVGOP Presidential Convention on February 5th.

I don't know what the State Republican Party was thinking when they planned the Convention, but I can speculate. The held the convention so that "they" (the state committee and Mr. Blankenship) could put throught the candidate of their choice regardless of how the majority of registered Republican voters in the State felt. I'm sure there was backroom wheeling and dealing.

The upshot is that they have taken away any incentive for Republican voters in the Mountain State to come out to the polls for the primary. This will help out the State Party, backroom approved candidates for local and state offices.

Next time - please do not hold a convention for chosing the Presidental Candidate. Let the people decide, not Big Money!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Primary Coming Up

The West Virginia Primary Election is coming up in May. This will give the Democrats of the Mountain State the chance to be heard in the choice between Clinton and Obama. Republicans in West Virginia made the Presidential Choice back in February at the WVGOP Convention.

There are a lot of State and Local races to be decided, so make sure you are registered and go vote!

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Yes, I voted online for delegates to the WV GOP Convention. Biggest waste of my vote ever! By the time the convention rolled around my candidate, Fred Thompson, had dropped out of the race, so all the Thompson delegates I voted for were freed up. That left West Virginia for Huckabee. And Mr. H. is and was my least favorite candidate. Oh, he is the consumate politician. He will say whatever will get him the votes. I would not trust him as far as I could throw him (but I don't think I could get a hold of him as slippery as he is).

Message to WVGOP leaders - use a primary next time. Yes, I am sure you made a lot of money off of the convention, but your promise of a Convention really stirring up things for the party, went kind of flat. The numbers of people that actually voted for delegates was less than then number of voters that turn up for the primary. Well at least those well connected with the party had a party in Charleston. WooHoo!

At this point, all I can say is: WVGOP you need to WOW me. I can't remember when I was less excited about an election - either state or federal. You need to come up with new ideas. If you need help, I will volunteer to brainstorm with anyone.

Until next time!