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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Candidate Conundrum

If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2008, I won't vote for her, even though she's my senator. She's not a real New Yorker—never has been one. She moved to the state only to run for a high-profile office from which she could leap to a presidential race. She doesn't really get that much done, but she's always ready for photo ops. And she's a hawk.

If Barack Obama runs, I'll have a lot of researching to do, because I'll want to choose between him and John Edwards, whose camp has just leaked that he's going to run. I like a lot of Edwards's positions, but I'd prefer to vote for a black, Asian, Latino, or female (of any ethnic group) candidate just because it's way past time someone other than a white male was leading the United States.

I'll just have go with whoever my research tells me would make the best leader. It's been so damn long since we've had one.


Unknown said...

Hilary has way too much from which to back away, most of which she probably wouldn't be able to disavow truly. I'm not a fan.
I've liked John Edwards all along. He remains as green (in terms of experience) as he was before, but next to Obama, that's not as much of a problem.
I like Obama a lot, but I wish there were some wonderful Presidential candidate with whom to team him.
I guess that was my 6 cents worth!

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Hey, Songbird ... maybe Edwards and Obama will team up together. Or either of them with Dianne Feinstein or Nancy Pelosi. Or Feinstein and Pelosi on the same ticket. Dream team!

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