Who Do You Think Will Win the Nomination? Who Will Be President?
I honestly have no idea! I believe it will be McCain v. Obama for the Presidency. (McCain v. Clinton gives me a little heartburn.)
I love that the decision for the Democratic nomination will likely go to the Convention. The excitement of protesters, lively debate, and a floor flight to win the nomination just bodes well for Democracy. It brings in a whole realm of people who have not been paying attention for 40 years!
I enjoy the fact that the only way Hillary can win is if the Super Delegates go against the democrat primary populist vote as well as the currently pledged delegate count. As you remember in 2000, Gore won the populist vote, however Bush won the Electoral College (Bush 271, Gore 266). And as you know we choose our President via the Electoral College as outlined in Constitution of the United States of America. I have spent years hearing about how Bush is an illegitimate President…due to Gore having the popular vote. So I find great humor in the fact that Clinton might get the party nomination, over the candidate who has the populist vote, by an elite crew of Super Delegates choosing her. Does this mean she will be an illegitimate nominee?
Although it pains me to say it, I think that Hillary gives the D’s a better chance at winning the Presidency. There is too much unknown about Obama. Many people are taken with his eloquence at public speaking. I am. His message of change is refreshing. However, I believe he is not the candidate many people think he is. He is more liberal than Hillary (many of his supporters understand this, but not everyone. Many are caught up with his message and not his substance). There is nothing wrong with being on the far left, however, I believe the majority of the people in the U.S. are in the center. I think that is also why you don’t see a far right candidate. I think the R’s will be able to exploit his views more easily then they could with Clinton’s.
Don’t You Want a Woman President? Aren’t You Going to Vote for a Woman?
Of course I want a woman President, but ones gender is not a qualification to lead a country. I wouldn’t vote for or against someone based on a God-given trait (race, sex, ethnicity, etc) but rather their track record. It just so happens that the woman in the race doesn’t align with my political views.
Non Political Part of the Blog:
Okay, I am kind of excited, but I have decided to try and see the Pope in the Popemobile on Wednesday. This type of opportunity reminds me of why I love living in D.C. Keep your fingers crossed and look for pictures here on Thursday.