The Salem Gazette reports that everything is ready for the presidential primary on Tuesday. The voting machines they refer to are not the Votemark machines I wrote about last fall, but the devices you slide your ballot into so that they're counted and go into the secure box. Not a lot to go wrong with those.
When I covered the special Council meeting the other night, I saw the Votemarks lined up in the back hallway in City Hall along with piles of ballots, the sure signs of an oncoming vote.
I'm undecided myself as I write this; I was a big Edwards supporter who voted for him in 2004 and wanted to vote for him in 2008. The older I get, the more I've become an angry liberal and I really admired his fight even though he, like almost every politician in the US, is in a "higher" social class than myself and most people. Then again, I liked Tsongas (RIP) and wish Scott Harshbarger would run again for public office.
I'll be there. I'll be cynical the next day but I'll be there.