Tom, I've also been dissapointed in the Dems for quite
a while. In 2000 at this time I was out gathering
signatures to get Ralph Nader on the ballot in Texas.
I've come to question the wisdom of that, but there's
no use crying over spilt milk. I still think the
country would be healthier if there was a viable third
About Kinky- I debated with myself and with friends
here for months over whether we should sign his
petition or vote in the primary. I ended up voting in
the primary because of local races. A lot of local
races in El Paso are still decided in the Democratic
primary, and this year there are several that I feel
strongly about and that may be decided by a handful of
votes. I'm hopeful that Kinky can get 45,000
signatures without my help. It would be easier without
competition from Strayhorn of course. I intend to vote
for him in November and will encourage my friends and
family to vote for him too. Do you think he (or
Strayhorn for that matter) will have trouble getting
the signatures? How is his support in Austin? I went
to see him last year when he visited a local
bookstore, and there was a crowd of about 200 or 300.
Perry's most recent visit to El Paso, on the other
hand, only drew about 60 people. But the local polls
still show a lot of El Pasoans supporting Perry.
--- THOMAS JOHNSON <AVRCRDNG@...
> I totally agree, Gregory.. I have been very
> disappointed in the Dems since 2002 where their
> attitude was well described by former
> Tx governor Ann Richards as 'me too but not so
> I'm leaning strongly toward not voting in a TX
> so I can sign a petition to get author/musician
> Friedman on the ballot for governor.. the Hackett
> swiftboating was the tipping point.
> What's your thinking out there in El Paso, Greg?