Rickb – I agree that Obama is more electable. If he is the democratic candidate, he has a better shot at winning the White House than Hillary does.
I just don’t think he can do anything once he gets there. I think he will try to do bi-partisan politics and get kicked in the head for it. I don’t think Hillary will go that route. She knows the republicans don’t want to work with democrats. She knows the ins and outs of Washington much better than Obama.
Mizu – “Clinton is a name I equate with a lot of prosperity. But Obama represents youth and vigor.”
Obama talks a great fight and if this was a perfect world in a perfect time, I would vote for Obama in the primaries. I’m not about “I hope he does well” right now. I’m about doing what is needed to make America great again. I’m not going to pin my “hopes” on someone young and idealistic; I’m going to choose the candidate who I think will do what needs to be done.
Chris – Same. I like Obama a lot. If he gets the nod, he’ll have my full support.
JoeG – Yup. Huge mistake. A lot of good people mistakenly voted for that war. I’m dismayed that neither of the candidates is saying that they would pull out troops immediately.
JoeG – I agree with almost everything in that video. I don’t think it’s a far stretch to say that “voting to fund the troops” is that much different than supporting the war. Not funding the troops was one of the things dems brought up last year as a way to try and get them home. And, sadly, I’m so bitter that bringing up republican politics and Reagan in any sort of positive light gets under my skin. I’m a bad bitter man, what can I say. Other than that, I see the other side too. He didn’t say Reagan was great or that republican policies were great as the Clintons implied. However, comparing that to Carl Rove’s tactics is a bit much. Rove has gotten people elected by saying there opponents had illegitimate black children in the south and used a whisper campaign to insinuate that an opponent had been charged with child molestation. I really don’t think the two compare. Obama and Clinton have had a pillow fight compared to tactics Rove has used.
Honestly, if I was as idealistic as I was 15 years ago, yes, I would vote for Obama too. He’s young, charismatic, says unpopular things because he stands for them, and doesn’t pander much to anyone. I love all that and would be proud to have him as my president.
In the same vein, I like swords. Swords are cool. But if I’m going to a gunfight, I’m not bringing a sword. No matter how cool swords are, guns are better. Aesthetically less pleasing perhaps, but in the coming years, I would rather America be led by the smartest, most experienced person. America is in dire straights as far as I'm concerned. Obama is a knight weilding a sword and people are lining up behind him cheering. Filled with hope. Thats a great thing. Hilary is an evil genius with a rocket launcher.
I wish Obama all the best. I just think Hilary will be able to accomplish more thanks to her experience and attitude. Obama will try to reach across the aisle and will waste valuable time doing so. And it will get him nowhere. I think he'll spend his first two years in the White House learning the lessons Hillary already learned.
Dan – another critical issue. We need great health care now. A system that won’t pass the house and senate and doesn’t cover everyone isn’t going to do it.