The primary of our discontentWe've heard a lot of talk this election cycle about how Democrats are excited but Republicans are feeling downcast and unhappy about their choices during the primaries. On days like today, I try to get the pulse of people here in White Pine about how they are feeling about their voting options, and for them it didn't seem to matter what their party of choice was: No one seemed happy about their candidates this Super Tuesday.
One Democrat told me that he voted early (prior to today) for Hillary Clinton. His sole reason for doing so was to block Barack Obama, who he views as completely unacceptable to him. Another gentlemen-one of those that I usually take morning coffee with down at the drugstore-didn't say who he was voting for (he is normally inclined to the Democrats), but he let it be known he wasn't a happy camper and even made light of the process.
A lady I spoke with who I normally see every day told me that she would vote, but felt like she was making a bad choice no matter who she cast her ballot for. "Just put their names in a bag and shake it up, then draw one out-it's all the same this year." She commented that this is the worst election she can remember.
One individual told me he was not going to vote in the primary at all. He said he does vote, but this year he just felt more comfortable waiting until the General Election.
Discontent, it seems, is very much bipartisan.