Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Jersey Is In Play!!

But because this is the first competitive Democratic primary in New Jersey since Walter F. Mondale defeated Gary Hart in 1984, party officials say the turnout is likely to far exceed last year’s total, when only 10 percent of registered voters cast ballots, and could approach 35 percent.

“There’s a Democratic tide that’s easy to feel but hard to quantify,” said Richard McGrath, a spokesman for the state Democratic Party.

New Jersey moved its primary to Super-Duper Tuesday, Feb. 5 (which is also Shrove Tuesday this year) and although last week's poll gives the lead to Clinton, Obama has great strength in both Newark and Jersey City, the state's largest cities. Read it all here.

I have no idea who to vote for yet either. Clinton/McCain is a toss-up, I think. Obama/McCain is competitive in some ways, but less so in others. I'm frankly torn between competence (Clinton) and vision (Obama).

New Jerseyans, or anyone else voting next Tuesday: what are your thoughts? Republican or Democrat, all coments welcome.


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