June 5, 2008
I'm on my way to Austin this afternoon for the Texass State Democratic Convention. I'm super psyched to be able to cast my fourth vote for Senator Obama during the primary season. Gobama!
I have no love for representative republicanism organized through a strong two-party system. I mean, I'm obviously thrilled that Obama is the Nominee and I'm hopeful that I'll learn something about politics from attending the Convention, but I have to admit that so far my experiences this year have not given me any added confidence in the two-party system. As I suspected, and as the Founders knew, political parties organize people in order to keep their party on top, not for the common good. Right now we need politicians to care about the common good, not their party. I think that Obama might be that candidate, but I have seen little concern for the common good so far among the Texass Democratic Party. It's all Bush-bashing (which is fine with me) and rah-rah Democratic Party will win kinds of talk and very little talk of specific problems and solutions.
I'm most excited to go to the Progressive Populist Caucus tomorrow. I'm hoping that Texass Progressive Populism is at least a little progressive or populist. Will report more later.