I’ll be in Hawaii during the Washington primaries, so I filled out my absentee ballot last weekend — to make it short, I voted for Obama. I think we’d actually be well-served with Hillary, McCain or Barack, but I’m most inspired by Obama. At the same time, I also think he’s the biggest risk — that he may prove unable to effect change. But, I’m ready to put my support behind a new vision, much as I believe in the power of visionary entrepreneurial leaders (Jobs, Bezos, Gates, Page, etc.) to build great lasting brands out of the ether.
If you live in Washington, you need to attend a caucus to make your vote really count. In case finding the nearest caucus site is confusing or you haven’t checked it out yet, here are the Republican and Democratic links. The caucus in Washington State is this coming Saturday at 1pm (February 9). For Democrats, it’s the caucus vote where your vote will be counted, the ballot primary election won’t be counted toward electoral votes. For Republicans, half of the electoral votes will come from caucus votes, and half from the primary ballots.