It pains me to see today's democratic presidential candidates appearing more conservative than Barry Goldwater. Obama's and Clinton's increase in military posturing seems to turn their back on core democratic values. We seem to already be hearing that voting for the person who can beat the Republican candidate is better than voting for someone who shares your ideals.
Since it's still early in the game, I paid a visit to Select Smart, where you answer a series of questions on your position on the environment, Iraq, abortion, etc., and the selector ranks the candidates in order that best matches your own politics. Here are my results:
No big surprises here.
At this stage of the game, it seems like an ideal time to send twenty bucks (or whatever you can afford) to a candidate that shares your views. It will help to spread a message you actually believe in, rather that the politics of defeat and compromise that takes over as election day approaches.
Bush raised 367 million in the last election. If average middle class folks all sent a Jackson to their favorite candidate, the voice of the people would overwhelm the voice of corporate America.
Putting my money where my mouth is, I went to http://kucinich.us/ and sent Dennis Kucinich fifty bucks through PayPal.