Tuesday, February 19, 2008

NINE primary defeats in a row...
...and counting...

Maybe we're seeing history being made this time around. Hillary's saying that she has the experience, and that we shouldn't have a "President In Training". Not the most original campaign platform ever. Barack Obama seems to have momentum. "We Cannot Wait", he says, after reading a litany of things that need to be fixed in this country. I never thought I'd see the day when Hillary Clinton would be hopelessly outdated. But that's how she looks and sounds on this Primary Tuesday. If Mr. Obama becomes Prezzident, I hope that he's a good one, who can live up to even a FRACTION of what he's promising.

I don't know exactly why I feel so negative about Hillary Clinton. After all, she's bright, she's knowledgable, she's outspoken, she's idealistic. Somehow, though, for her, it's all coming apart at the seams as the Obama machine gathers momentum. I don't feel INSPIRED when I hear Hillary speak. And, after 8 years of The Most Useless Prezzidential Administration That Ever Was, we don't need to be uninspired anymore. Doubtless, Obama is inspiring. I'm inspired, but skeptical. Skeptically inspired. When something's 'magic', it just sorta takes off, and that's what Mr. Obama's campaign appears to be doing. I guess we'll all see where this leads. It oughta be interesting.

In the meantime, a political illustration for y'all...



I don't think anyone can do it all. I don't know if everyone's wages can be improved, if the gap between rich and poor can ever be bridged, if indeed everyone can get quality health care, if indeed we can Stop Going To War When We Don't Need To. I'm here to tell ya Obama Is No Wizard. But maybe, just maybe, this time around, maybe things will be different. Because right now, as I write this, Obama Inspires Hope, which is more than Any Prezzidential Candidate has done this far. It's the same sense of Hope that died with Robert F. Kennedy in '68.

No, I'm not an Obama convert. But right now, he seems to be where it's at. To tackle him, someone else is gonna have to step up to the plate and hit it out of the park. And so far, no one else in either party HAS. My interest this time around is higher than it's been for YEARS. To ALL of you Prezzidential candidates...I'm WATCHING you...I'm not expecting our next Prezzident to work miracles. I just want a President I Can Be Proud Of. One who won't Let Me Down.
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In the interest of fairness, it must be stated here that tonite on MSNBC, Chris Matthews twice asked one of Obama's Texas supporters to name something, ANYTHING, that Obama has accomplished during his time in Congress. And both times, the Texas Supporter couldn't cite one single thing. Is Obama the standard-issue Democrat who promises everything but can't deliver? And what's worse, 'that', or, 4 more years of Republican more-of-the-same? I honestly don't know.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dogwalkmusings said...

I'd like Chris Matthews to tell me one thing, any thing he's accomplished...

12:08 PM  
Blogger Idaho Escapee said...

Hi, Ms. Woof-walker...Well, I've heard Matthews, like Joe Scarborough (another talking head) is a former congressman. Accomplishments? Well...they did get paychecks (note I didn't say 'earn') from Congress, I suppose...so that's something...isn't it? If I had to do a political talk show, I'd lose what's left of my mind. I can't listen to Matthews...his voice can make paint peel and aluminum siding curl.

12:12 PM  

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