Wednesday, January 30, 2008

John Edwards is out? It certainly looks like he's ended his run for the office of President, though the actual word he used is telling:
"suspending", not ending, was the word he chose.....Hmmmmmmm.
methinks he could hop into the second-slot of nominee for Vice-President(if asked), and sail to victory with Obama at the helm, quite easily!
But then, there's Hillary. Champion for women and children, highly educated and skilled, and the most experienced. Unfortunately, as I have been saying for two years now, she is extremely unpopular--with most men, and approximately half of all Democrats.
And is seen as very divisive.I've also noted that the Pharmaceutical Industry OWNS her, by way of all the hefty $$ from their powerful lobby which has handed her millions...And let's not forget the war-machine, including the company Halliburton, and several key REPUBLICANS, who have contributed to her campaign!!
So, let's support Barack Obama completely, and let's hope he eventually selects John Edwards for a running mate.That's a ticket that has, as I've said before--the vision of Obama, the pragmatism of Edwards--in short, the ticket that has the ability to WIN over a Republican candidate.
I have said repeatedly I believe if John McCain gets the nomination(hardly a "given", seeing as how the Repubs tend to not choose "moderates" like McCain), that opposite Obama, there would be a clear choice in terms of VIEWS OF THE WORLD...
I think it's like this:
Republicans think of themselves as simply American(we have only to look at their views on immigration, their insistence on establishing a "national language", etc.., to see how pervasive this exclusivity is felt by them) only,
whereas Democrats see our role as Americans, as being
Citizens of the World.
I hope the match-up will be between John McCain and Barack Obama.
A contest between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama or Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama, would be too boring. It would be a slam-dunk for Democrats, I believe.
I think if Hillary wins the nomination, she'll lose the race for the Presidency....
Possibly to one of the lesser Repubs, and definitely to John McCain.
Both Barack Obama, and John McCain have collaborated--across the aisles, Democrat and Republican, and will continue to do so.Both have pledged to do so.Both men wage fair campaigns, with little or no ugliness, and both dislike the old school politicians.
And on the Iraq War, there is a very very clear distinction:
John McCain has said "Whether it takes 100 years, or 1,000, we will have victory in Iraq..."
He makes no apologies for that statement, saying we must "win".
Barack Obama has said "We should be as careful in getting out, as we were careless in going in,", and has pledged to draw down troops immediately upon taking office.
How do YOU feel about the war in Iraq? As for me, I do not believe ANY militairy solution is possible.
The troops did what this government asked of them, and more. Let them come home.

7 comments:

Dan said...

Giuliani Bows Out of GOP Race

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120172858033329737.html

Dan said...

From The Drudge Report...

EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA BREAKS FUNDRASING RECORD: $32 MILLION -- 170,000 NEW DONORS FOR JANUARY... DEVELOPING...

EXCLUSIVE: NANCY REAGAN FOR MCCAIN, TOP SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: 'SHE ADORES HIM, AND IS FULLY SUPPORTING HIM IN HER PRIVATE LIFE. SHE WILL NOT PUBLICLY ENDORSE'...

http://www.drudgereport.com/

Lisa Allender said...

Thank you for the posts, Dan--but again, I prefer NOT to rely on the gossip-y "Drudge Report".
But yes, Barack Obama is easily raising enough $$ from private individuals to handily compete with Hillary.And most importantly, he is finncially strong enough to compete against the Repubs!

Dan said...

Sorry about the Drudge Report source Lisa. I'll use a more fair and balanced source like Nealz Nuze.

Dan said...

Ralph Nader Flirts with Presidential Bid

"Former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader said in an interview Wednesday that he will launch another presidential bid if he's convinced he can raise enough money to appear on the vast majority of state ballots this fall."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=4215961&page=1

Poet with a Day Job said...

I think if Obama gets the Dem nomination he is going with the governor of Kansas as his running mate...I am STILL on the fence...

Dan said...

Obama and Clinton: A Democratic Dream Ticket?

Democratic Party Buzzes About Enemies Teaming Up on Single Ticket

http://www.abcnews.go.com/WN/Vote2008/story?id=4230183&page=1