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Thursday, March 18, 2004  

Al Sharpton was never a serious candidate for President. He didn't bother to set up a national campaign, and didn't do the things you need to do to earn the nomination. Nevertheless, he is an active candidate and he has more delegates than Dennis Kucinich. So why isn't the Oregon Secretary of State putting him on the ballot in Oregon?

We don't vote until May 18th, which is in many ways a subversion of the Democratic process. Oregon has never contributed a single primary vote that was relevant to a Democratic nominee. In fact, if Dennis Kucinich didn't have a separate agenda in running for office (keeping the progressive agenda in the public debate), I would yet again have to write in the primary candidate I support--something I had to do every year since I became eligible to vote in 1988. So I find it unreasonable that an active candidate has just been eliminated by our own Secretary of State.

posted by Jeff | 9:57 PM |
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