Barack Obama in Charleston, West Virginia
Originally uploaded by Jason Means
Well, I'm glad that Tuesday, May 13th 2008, a day that will live in infamy, has came and past. West Virginia's primary was yesterday, and the dust is finally settling on what was a very heated Democratic presidential race.
I am a Ron Paul supporter to the bone, but naturally I did throw in a vote yesterday to Barack Obama, because he needs all the help he can get in this backwards-ass state.
Naturally, the white, God fearing people of West Virginia would have nothing to do with a Negro for president, so they voted for their only alternative, Hillary Clinton. I personally don't consider Hillary Clinton more than a protest vote on the part of most here in the Mountain State, because come November, most will back McCain.
Oh how I wish I lived someplace more progressive, more.... normal. Oh how I long for something more than the elderly hillbilly welfare madness that is day-to-day West Virginia. I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, some I regret more deeply than others, but not leaving West Virginia - and staying the hell away has been one of my biggest regrets to date.
There was once a fork in the road, and I have obviously taken the wrong path. My only hope now is that the road winds back around, and that maybe, just maybe, I can have another opportunity to take the other path.