Howard Dean is going to endorse John Kerry. I will still vote for Dean in the Kentucky primary, and for Kerry in the Presidential elections, but I will not lift a finger for either of them. I’m still pissed at Kerry and the media for their treatment of Dean, and now I’m pissed at Dean for actually endorsing Kerry. Even though Kerry is going to win the nomination, I still hoped that Dean would stand firm in his beliefs and continue to raise the issues that need to be addressed. As far as I’m concerned, by endorsing Kerry, he has effectively wiped out anything good that his campaign brought to American politics.
Local politics aren’t much happier for me. Democrat Dan Mongiardo, who is challenging incumbent Republican Jim Bunning for the US Senate seat this November, happens to also be a co-sponsor of the Kentucky Senate bill that will amend the Kentucky state constitution to not only exclude gay people from getting married, but also exclude us from the benefits any kind of domestic partnership. This guy is supposed to be better for me than some Republican?
Both of these things are making me think about why I should stay in the Democratic party. On the one hand, if I’m not around to force the party leadership to take me and others like me seriously, then they will continue to move closer to the Republicans. On the other hand, I don’t want to have anything to do with these homophobic, spineless…. jerks.