The US has the urge to be inspired a little. Electing the country’s first woman president ought to be very inspiring. But not this woman – with her dynastic baggage and knack for antagonising the undecided – running against this man.
The Democratic party has waited an awfully long time for a politician like Barack Obama. Enough already.
FT nailed it.
I can’t wait to vote for a woman for president, but Clinton is not the right one for these times. She represents the past… she’s like this year’s Gephardt; a competent politician who doesn’t really get it, but who thinks that she can pull together the old Democratic coalitions and win.
She may win.
With Obama, I worry about his issues. Rev. Wright, bittergate, his ethnicity and the ability of the right-wing machine to lie and misrepresent issues is troublesome.
If Obama is the nominee, those attacks will be relentless, but I think he can overcome them through 1st time voters and heavy African American turnout. It will not be an easy thing to do, but it is doable if he has a good campaign staff.
But, despite those problems, we’ll be OK.
Obama will be our nominee and president.