Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I'm thinking Obama

The Democratic competitors this year are quite interesting. It is a solid year with Hillary and Barack and John Edwards. I somehow gravitate towards Obama. Like many others, I'm not floored by Hillary Clinton. I despise her stance about Iraq. The fact that I am a woman doesn't mean that I have to vote for her. It would be cool to have a woman president, but it would be much cooler if she stuck to her principles. I hated how she supported Bush after 9/11. You can see the insincerity a thousand miles away. I remember some years ago she had a meeting with Yassir Arafat. The Jews of New York had a conniption. My problem with her is that instead of holding her ground and saying, "listen, this is a free country and I talk to whomever I very well please if I deem it important to do something about the hellhole that is the Middle East; she backtracked and pussyfooted and apologized. She should not have apologized. She should have thought twice of talking to that creep, but come on, even the Israelis were talking to him at that point. So I don't trust her.
Obama, in contrast, I like. I like that he was against the war from the get go. I like he is handsome and intelligent and seems to relate to reality, not only to politics. I'm not happy with his religious bent, but geez, that's the cross we atheists have to bear in this country. Everybody is chums with God, for crying out loud.
John Edwards I like too, but he looks like Ken, Barbie's boyfriend. Maybe we should have voted for him instead of creepy Kerry. Too late. Still, it would be way cooler to have a Black liberal president in the US of A, for a change.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:29 PM

    When I was watching Barack Obama make his speech at the last Democratic convention, I saw movement outside my living room window, turned my head and saw a beautiful humming bird hovering by a flower not 3 feet from me. I was already getting chills listening to Obama, and then this...it just popped into my head, and I said out loud, "He's going to be President some day." I just hope he won't get corrupted before then (whether that's 2008 or 2012). By the way, 2012 is the year the Mayans' calendar says the world ends. Hmmm...we just get a good Pres and the world ends?!!! What the???