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Lamont won.

I am in shock. This is the first time that a candidate I voted for in the primary has actually won.

I love what Lamont had to say. He's well-spoken, and smart, and saying things that other politicians are afraid to say. I am ideologue who votes by issue, and I know that I don't line up issue to issue with anyone, but today was the first time since 1996 that I felt that I was represented as a voter on any level whatsover. And it's a good feeling.

I don't know what's going to happen next. I do know that the people of Connecticut spoke today, and I wish that their message had been heard by Mr. Lieberman. More than anything else, I am bothered by the fact that he is ignoring the will of the people. He can't run as a Democrat because the party does not want him. He shouldn't run as an Independent because he tried the party ticket first, and politicians shouldn't be allowed to play games like that. He should take it like an adult and drop out.

(And Destefano won for Governor. I won across the board.)

EDIT: I never realized how disenfranchised I was. And how esctatic I am at having a voice in my government again. Who knows how the general election will go, but right now, right now I feel great.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm still awake, trying to calm down from watching this oh so close primary. I'm really hoping that CT's decmocrat spirit will catch like wild fire throughout the national party. I'm glad you got out and had your vote heard. And I'm glad the system responded to your voice so favorably.
I think it's more about everyone here wanting change. I bet in November that's what happens too, people want change. They're unhappy and need something new.

I don't know what's going to happen to the Democratic party. I am not even sure what I want. But, it's at a crossroads. It could either unite and push forward or split right down the middle into two parties. And honestly, I am not sure which would better.

What I find odd is that a state with 500,000 registered Democrats and our election is being touted as some sort of historic moment. Again, I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. The 2000 elections made me really cautious about political hope, one way or the other.

Regardless, right now I think it's a good day.
You know he's going to run, though. He's too big a douche not to. Any he may just split the democratic vote just far enough.

Sorry, but after November 2004, I decided to never get my hopes up again, even after things seem to be going in the right direction. Maybe especially then.
hey i'm pretty new to lj but found your comments about community college.. i would like to ask some questions so i added you...is that how you go about it??
I'd be glad to answer any questions, ask away.
thanks. i am considering entering a community college and then transfering to a university i will most likely be starting when i'm 26. did you take out loans or get scholarships? and did you need high school transcripts and all that?