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Don't Tell Mama--I think I'm for Obama
January 25, 2007
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The heck of it is as far as I can tell, the "Hillary for President" thing was my idea originally--way back during Bill's first term. People thought I was nuts to even consider it.

But now I am watching her webcasts and getting that sick feeling in my stomach. It's not just that she seems like a Republican impersonating a Democrat--I could deal with a slightly right of center Democrat.

It's more that she seems really insincere to me. I get this slimey sleazy feeling...Jeez, I hope I'm wrong.

January 25, 2007
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No I dont think you are wrong!!!!

January 25, 2007
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I think you're absolutely right on WD.
If I were to vote for a Democrat my gut instinct would be to go with Obama. I like him, he gives me a good feeling. Hillary on the other hand has made me queasy since becoming a senator. Honestly, I've never really cared for her.

However, all that being said, I'm not sure Obama would be the best candidate. He's just too green for the challenges he would be facing.

I've been a registered Republican since I was able to vote. However, in light of the mess that GW has made, I have since changed my status to Independent.

My two top choices are Obama and McCain. If they get their party's nomination, it will be a tough choice for me. I have a lot more studying to do before I make my final choice.

January 25, 2007
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wd, i am tried and true dem. and I get the exact same feeling about hillary. I like Obama, but i think that he would need someone with some more experience on his ticket. i think a biden/obama ticket would great. havent ruled out edwards yet either.

isis,

i like mccain as a republican as far as i feel that he is straight forward and what you see is what you get even if you don't always agree and i like that he can reach across the aisle and get things done. but i don't get how you can be torn between obama and mccain because their ideology is very different.

January 25, 2007
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cpt1212-

As stated previously, I am at a crossroad politically. I have lots of studying still to do. I suppose it's safe to say I am changing, and not quite sure where I stand yet. I'm so incredibly disillusioned with the current state of affairs. I feel as though I'm starting from scratch.

Time will tell.

January 26, 2007
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i can completly relate to that. i realize my post may have sounded a bit agressive, i didn't mean to. just wondering about your reasoning. i think that we all have a lot of studying to do--so much can happen between now and the election and we really don't know that much about some of the candidates, exept that the info-tainment channels have them wrapped up in neat little labels.

January 26, 2007
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Not to worry, I didn't take it as such. I am going get to know these guys inside and out before I make a decision. There's just too much at stake. GW was a rude awakening for me.

January 26, 2007
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ha, i think for everyone. and maybe a good lesson in group think.

January 26, 2007
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You know, I sort of like John McCain.

He is lots smarter than current pres, and pretty sincere.

And he is a moderate Republican.

See, I can only vote Democrat. It is my strategy and my value. But a sincere moderate Republican is actually more of a Democrat than a lying sack of crap "Democrat." who is really truly, in her heart, a regressive republican . That is my fear--that Hillary is a really a regressive republican who will make GWB Sr. look like Mao Tse Tung in comparison

Im trying to decide if it's worth it.

I think women presidents are less likely to order global thermonuclear war. I like that. I am against global thermonuclear war. Every woman has eggs in her, and natural selection, in principle, ought to make every woman averse to nuking her own eggs.

So I think it would be really good for the world if the USA would elect some women presidents--lots of them.

I so badly want a woman president. A president who has some biology in common with my wonderful beautiful mommy and grandma and sister. Sadly, It seems like my beautiful side Hillary is not much like my grandma.

I am a little afraid of her. She reminds me a little of GWB Sr., but smarter than him.

Maybe she just has bad speech writers?

January 26, 2007
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Now I remember,

McCain...he could work. I think he will probably win.

But I have the same problem with him as I do with Hillary.

He has a sincerity problem, I think.

That gives me the willies.

January 26, 2007
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Ah... WD, sounds like we're in the same boat. I like McCain for the same reason- he's a moderate. It's interesting that you say you can only vote Dem- I too feel the same way about being a Rep. I'm beginning to feel as though I've entered a comfort zone as an Independent. Sort of like freedom of choice to choose a man/woman and not a party.

I'm not sure I've ever gotten that warm and fuzzy "sincere" feeling from any candidate. I feel like such an incompetent citizen for being fool by GW for so long. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
I voted for the gut 2Xs.

I agree that it would be a good thing if the US voted in a women for president. However, we need the right women, and IMHO, Hillary is not the one. I find your perspective interesting, actually, more intriguing. A women for president/as president. A kinder, more gentler America. Sort of scares me. Makes me feel like a sitting duck.

January 26, 2007
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WD I think you are truly funny!

January 26, 2007
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I'd like to hear more of what everybody has to say about either Hilary or Obama. I like to vote according to the person not along party lines...they seem to be very blurred these days.

January 27, 2007
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Actually, I would love to see Colin Powell run for the Presidency!

Gender and race aside, he IS one of the few politicians that I feel I could trust. I saw him recently (couple of weeks ago) on Face the Nation - an exclusive interview and I really like and respect the man.

Also, while we are on the subject of Politics - wouldn't it be just great if this society transfered some of the excitement and stats from following Sports Teams into Politics?

Maybe even come up with Political Trading Cards? Voting averages versus batting averages? Hey - I just might be on to something here!!!!!

I'll trade ya 3 GW's, a Reagan Rookie and a Sonny Bono for 1 John Kennedy?

😉

January 27, 2007
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(Actually - I just checked this out on ebay and just purchased a John F. Kennedy card manufactured by a company called "Wild Cards" for 3 bucks!)

January 27, 2007
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And the husband-beating thing really tears it. Insincere, for the war, husband beater.

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