Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Democratic Primaries

I'm poking my head out of 16th century Germany to make a comment on the Democratic primaries. At first I was stoked about all of the choices. I mean, this wasn't going to be about voting AGAINST anyone! It was going to be about voting FOR someone. And then my guy (John Edwards) dropped out of the race and I've been at a last about who to vote for. However, given recent events and a news article I just read about how Obama is now going to criticize Clinton even more and raise MORE doubts about her ability to lead, I wonder what kind of benefit this is going to have in November. What if Hillary wins? Will voters in the fall just remember what Obama said about her? I understand each one is trying to win the nomination, but there's so much mudslinging going on that I feel both Democrats will be stained by the time it's most important to be squeaky clean! Especially considering that the Republican nominee is going to be McCain, and last time there were many Democrats who were willing to vote for him. I don't know if that is still the case now, but I wish the Dems would LAY OFF IT. I don't want to know why you're better than she is, or why he is less prepared than you. I want to know things like: what are you going to do about the rising problem of debt in this country? How about the war that's draining our budget, draining Iraq of lives, and draining our military of soldiers and confidence? What are you going to do about the rising costs of higher ed and the rising problems of debt among young people? And what about all of those under 30 without health care? And what about education in poor sections of the country where all sorts of kids are being left behind through no fault of their own? And what about social security? If it's not going to be around when I'm old, what are you going to do to help me out, especially since retirement is becoming more and more costly while less and less people are able to afford it? And then there's the issue of a job...what about all of these great educated people I know who can't get a job? What are you going to do about that?

So, Obama and Hillary, get over it. I don't care what you think about the other person. I care what YOU think. Let me make my decision based on that.

Oh and Obama--plagiarism IS a big deal.

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