So Obama finally clinched the nomination and became the first major Black candidate to win the presidential nomination. Tons of thoughts on the whole thing, more to come later. Hilary is apparently already maneuvering to get on the ticket as his VP. She is ridiculous, but I almost can’t help but be a little impressed by her relentless, ruthless drive.
In other election news, much love to all the Cali voters who got out their and did their thing yesterday, as it appears that Prop 98 was defeated and Prop 99 won. Rent control is saved! This is another reminder that California voters are armed with a tool that not all states have: ballot measures. By drafting policy ourselves and getting enough signatures, we the people have the power to push for a direct vote on direct policy change. Mind you it also means the crazies and the haters can come out and draft their own legislation (cough people trying to outlaw gay marriage in november cough), but still. Something to keep in mind.