May 6th, 2008


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It was with a good deal of relief to see that rm decided to throw her hat into the LJ Advisory Board race

I've known her on LJ for quite some time, and all I can say is that I have a great deal of trust in her intelligence, in her ability both to be an effective communicator, and also her strong stance on supporting the rights of the users of LiveJournal. She has been on LiveJournal since even before I joined, which is a rare thing, and knows very well what has been lost along the way. 

She can help to unify LiveJournal around issues, not novelties. I am especially pleased to see that her post to LJ United hit on the kind of topics that are important and relevant to many LiveJournal users and probably all of LJ United's members, and that she has done a very good, thoughtful job in replying to any and all questions asked of her by our members. She has also made it clear to me that she would be willing to work closely with LJ United, keeping us informed and using us as a sounding board and a resource on important issues effecting the site. 

It is for these reasons that I endorse rm as LJ United's official candidate for the LJ Advisory Board, and invite all of you to ask her questions on the issues, get to know her a bit better, and support her candidacy.

North Carolina and Indiana primaries.

It's been a long night, but the results are just about final now...

Barack Obama will win North Carolina by almost exactly 15% ...while Hillary Clinton (and Rush Limbaugh) will win Indiana by approximately 1.8%. 

Now, there's little left to do but watch the superdelegates roll in and wait for Oregon and Kentucky, which should put Obama over the top in total delegates.  That will leave Hillary with no argument other than the need to seat Florida and Michigan... which Obama can do pretty easily, really.  All he has to do is make loud, repeated offers to settle it fairly, to her advantage... say a 5% edge in both races.  

If she refuses, she looks like a goat... both to voters, and to superdelegates.