posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 09:53 PM
I know that most of the topics on this board focus on national and international politics, so this is a bit of a stab in the dark...
I'm curious to know if there's anyone else from Missouri hanging around here that has been following the governor's race. It's an intriguing
little affair as the sitting governor, Democrat Bob Holden, is being challenged by a member of his own party, State Auditor Claire McCaskill, for the
Democratic nomination. The primary is next week, McCaskill's has closed in the polls, and the rhetoric is getting uglier every day.
I have several Republican friends who are really rooting for Holden because they feel he'd lose the main election in a landslide. By contrast,
they're scared of McCaskill, who is an enthusiastic cutter of government waste. She also supports legislation that would divert first time
non-violent drug offenders from prison, which would save the state lots of money plus start to dilute the immoral 'war on drugs'.
I swing Libertarian, but I really like what McCaskill's done to cut waste & make government work better, and her positions on the drug war are
encouraging. Holden, by contrast, seems to be obsessed with raising taxes to solve the state's problems (*yawn*). I'm seriously considering voting
for McCaskill in the primary and, hopefully, in the main show.
What I'd like to know is, are there any Democrats on this board who are supporting Holden and, if so, I'd like to understand why.
Sorry to bore the rest of you with state politics.