our own caucus

It’s just not fair that we don’t have a major political caucus here in Arkansas.  Why should Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina get all this attention from the candidates while choosing who the main candidate should be?  (I’d prefer there was just one big one instead of all these separate ones, but whatever.)

To resolve this issue, we held our own private caucus here at Buffet o’ Blog.  Some of the staff met and conducted our own primary.  Here’s the results :

On the Republican side, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got the most votes.  John McCain came in second.

On the Democratic side, it was unanimous — all got zero votes except for Hillary Clinton, who got negative votes.  (I’d interpret the negative votes as “I’d vote for anybody over Hillary Clinton.”)

Chuck Norris got some write-in votes as Secretary of Defense.

There you have it.  Let our results be broadcast on the major news networks and added to what’s already out there.  I know our caucus was small, but our budget is nearly non-existent.  If more people want to vote, they will have to donate some money to make it happen.  Sorry, but with this site generating exactly zero dollars, the budget just doesn’t have much flexibility.  Maybe next year we can do something bigger…

Stephen Colbert is now a presidential candidate

We now have a new presidential candidate in the race : Stephen Colbert.  This week he announced it on his show, The Colbert Report, and on Larry King Live.  Here’s how he declared it :

“After nearly 15 minutes of soul-searching, I have heard the call. … I am hereby declaring that I will enter the presidential primary in my native South Carolina, running as a favorite son.”

He’s going to run as both a Republican and a Democrat, to let the people decide which party he belongs in.  (So I reckon he’s an Independent.)  While his views on the major issues may not yet be clear (not that they are for all candidates anyway), at least he’s really funny and says some things that real candidates are scared to say.

I’m curious about how many votes he will get in the South Carolina primary…

You can see some video of when he was interviewed by Larry King at this link : Colbert announces bid for the White House.