Gimme an M!
Gimme an E!
Gimme an H!
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My opinion of the current presidential race.
I know I need to go and read the stuff people are saying and writing about the front runners. Sooner or later I need to make a decision. (Primary is in just a few weeks. Better get cracking, huh?)
So, riddle me this, Batman:
Do any of these geeks promise to follow up on impeachment? Do they even discuss the topic? How about Guantamo? The environment is a big deal, and I know most folks on my side of the fence have already declared where they stand. How about this one: If elected, who would Hillary take as VP? Obama? Edwards?
Can a President turn around and serve as VP?
I’d like to thank Andy for providing the Fact-Check RSS link. I know I need to make a decision soon, but my head is so wrapped up in local crap (see my living room for a clue), I just have no desire to dive into the
load of crap reading material and talking points. I was cynical before. I’m not apathetic now. Just numb. I can’t concentrate enough of my energy to unpack a box, let alone choose a president.
If you have strong opinions, one way or the other, and you want to share why you think I should vote one way or another, feel free to drop a comment here. At least it will be entertaining…
- DF: Ron Paul!! 🙂
- CD: Kucinich is serious about impeaching Cheney.
Not that I’m voting for him. I already decided about a year ago that I would vote for Obama in the primaries.
- AM: Kucinich is the only one talking impeachment openly and unabashedly from what I can see. He really can’t get the nomination, so it depends on whether you believe in voting what you believe which is also splitting the vote, or whether strategy has some place in your decision. Of the front runners, I find that Edwards is the only one taking any risks that could be conceived of as *leadership*. Heck, the repubs are calling him both “ungenuine” and “a socialist.” But, he does seem to be the one to scare them. Yes, he’s kind of a golden boy, but he worked his way up from nothing with smarts and hard work, and he has always talked relentlessly about *for the people* and benefiting those who have not been so lucky as to advance as he has. On a balance of issues, leadership, and electability, I go John Edwards.
- LM: No way Hillary takes either of her competitors. None.
Wesley Clark seems likeliest to me.
Edwards is an actual Democrat who won’t scare the stupid people or give them too much negative ammo right off the bat. Please remember that these candidates are fighting the media first and any competitors a distant second.
Obama is smart, and Hillary is smart. But the media and its attendant narratives will work ceaselessly to destroy either while flattering and mollycoddling whichever lame asshole the Reichwing picks.