If you're a Republican, just go ahead and just skip this whole blog entry. You'll find most of what I say either offensive or something. Move on.
If you're a Democrat and not paying attention to the election-to-come and like me still haven't had a chance to vote in your primary, you're probably wondering what exactly you're going to do.
OK, so I'm wondering.
I've had the issue of experience come up when speaking of Hillary vs. Obama.
I don't find a lot of people voting for Hillary Clinton because they think she's wonderful.
My brother from New York voted for her mostly because of experience -- so he said.
And that's when I started thinking: Who will I vote for and why?
Yes, this is a historic moment in time for America. Us Democrats have a special and very serious duo to consider that Republicans will never have: two qualified contenders for the White House who aren't White Men. At the same time, even!
First of all, let's get one thing out there: I'm a fan of Bill Clinton.
I don't care who he slept with, and who he lied about it to. I don't care. I am willing to concede that most in politics have probably been unfaithful to their marriages due to the Power Thing: If you're in power, you're attractive. If asked about it, you'd probably lie.
But I'm NOT a fan of Hillary.
It's not for staying with Bill. That's her business. I just don't find a few extra years in the Senate as being a viable reason for voting for her vs. Obama.
I realize that both would be fine Presidents. My question is simple: Who can beat McCain?
Hillary angers many and pisses off even more.
I just see her devisiveness as being a HUGE problem.
But if you've seen Obama open his mouth, you realize that he has that French word that sounds better than the English "I Don't Know What", and I realize that Bill Clinton had it in '92 when I first saw him.
But I sincerely doubt his wife does.
There was a time when I didn't think there was a Republican on God's Green Earth who could win this election. But nominating a moderate war hero like McCain would be the closest thing the Republicans could do to try and redeem themselves for the past eight years of absolute atrocities to our civil liberties, not to mention our reputation abroad.
No, we need someone who can offer the picture of hope if not the hope itself. That, my friends, is made of more than just a man.
But then secretly I hope for an Obama/Clinton ticket.
Now, we're talkin'.