Helping out Independent Texans
Some of my 'regulars' know that I am an Independent. For those who live outside of the US..that basically means someone who does not belong to either the Democrat or Republican parties, or it could also mean someone who does belong to either party, but votes independently of party favourites. In other words, if the candidate seems worthy and ascribes to the same stance on certain issues, an Independent voter will vote for that person, even if their 'own' party differs on that stance or has another candidate in opposition. Not to forget, it could also be someone who's normally a member of the Libertarian party or the Green party.
Are you confused enough? LOL. It is the mindset most of all that sets Independents apart and I would expect/suspect that if there were to be an Independent party, the people would still not necessarily vote along partisan lines.
One of the main issues that bind together such politically diverse group is election reforms, or the Initiative and Recall and Referendum. In Texas we have the Independent Texans organization which I joined a few years ago. This year, we have an excited Governor's race where the incumbent Rick Perry (R) is facing Chris Bell (D), Kinky Friedman (I), and Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I).
After an internal vote amongs the members of Independent Texans, the majority (87%) decided to endorse Carole Keeton Strayhorn, the self proclaimed 'one tough grandma'.
And last week, I decided that since I have gotten more blog savvy (with the help of some good blogger friends), I would volunteer for the next 3 months to help the IT organization with their blog. I already spruced it up with a very recognizable template (check and see, 5 brownie points if you can tell me why it's recognizable, cheap plug cheap plug alert!
So please, check out the Indytexans blog and give me some feedback, or pointers , or 'rara's.. I take anything. I want to get some 'movement' on there and get some interesting discussion going. And not one where people necessarily agree with each other either. It ought to be possible.