A Message From Sunny San Diego

Our former Orange Juice blogger and ETAC commissioner Ryan Trabuco sent us an email from San Diego about the results of tonight’s Iowa caucus and I thought I’d share it with you here.


Hey everyone,

I hope you all had a very thankful Christmas and exciting New Year’s. I know I did.

Things are going very well down here in sunny San Diego, and I’d like to congratulate both former Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Barack Obama for winning their respective Iowa caucuses. Granted, both candidates are untested in a national political climate however, they are both fresh, new characters to the national political scene and I believe that is what resonated with the voters in Iowa earlier tonight.

Voters — simply put — are tired of the same, old dogs: Mitt Romney and, especially, Hillary Clinton. Two candidates I could never bring myself to vote for — ever.

However, I digress.

With Iowa having gone and passed and New Hampshire just days away, I wanted to let you all know that California’s time in the spotlight is quickly approaching. In fact, a quick call earlier to the San Diego Registrar of Voters informed me that early voting in California will begin this Monday, January 7.

As I’m sure you all know, that will be the first of three elections we will have statewide. With both perceived front-runners in Iowa losing tonight, that just makes the presidential race from both parties that much more interesting — giving us a chance in California to really make an impact on the national scene.

If you haven’t picked a candidate yet, we have less than a month to go until February 5th, so there’s still time to evaluate and compare before you make your — if you allow me to say — electoral purchase.

However, if you’re like me and have already decided who you’re going to cast your ballot for, I’m just letting you know that you will have the chance to do so this Monday. I know I’m going to cast my ballot that day. So, go out there and vote!

Have a great 2008,

Ryan Trabuco.

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