Monday, January 22, 2007

Presidential Bids

So there are some Democratic presidential hopefuls who actually seem interesting. I need to do more research, but I like John Edwards and Barack Obama at first glance. I'd like the opportunity to at least be able to seriously consider voting Democrat for the next election since the GOP has come up with squat so far. I mean Rudy Guiliani is okay, but he's totally un-electable. Dude's on wife number 3 with whom he cheated on wife number 2. I don't think the country is not ready for a president to have that kind of baggage.

Now she's in the Democratic race. I really, really can't stand her and, unfortunately, there's a very good chance she'll get the nomination. As much as I'd love to see a female president I would really hate for it to be her.


At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all seriousness, why exactly do you hate her?

I have come across so many people that feel so strongly against her, but have not yeat heard a sound reason why, and I know you must have one.

At 9:51 AM, Blogger DJ Heavy D said...

Jeez, isn't that I want to vote Democrat enough?

Well, we all know I don't delve super deep into the political arena so this may all sound superficial, and who cares if it is? It's my opinion after all.

I think she's shady. I think she had more involvement in Whitewater, and other business transactions, that that outcome reflects. I think as First Lady she had more active involvement in the President's decisions than she should have had. She's been quoted as making comments that border on being racist. I think she's supported and used her husband's career for the purpose of furthering her own. She polled numerous different states, found one she thought she could win in, moved there, and then ran for Senate. She's popular there although she hasn't fulfilled many of her promises to NYers.

I just don't like her image. You get the impession, more so than with some other politicians, that she doesn't so much want to serve the people as she wants to further her own goals (this could be said of any politician though). I think she's also a bit too liberal for me.

There's all the super-fluff stuff like the fact that she seems like a freaking robot, but that's neither here nor there. Part of what a president gets elected on, for better or worse, is likeability. Bill Clinton is/was certainly charismatic--and whether or not you liked him as president, you couldn't deny that. I'm also not so sure how I feel about an ex-president being back in the White House. Of course, he'll only be "First Man", or First Husband, or whatever they're going to call him, but still...he will have influence.

I'm sure there's more that I'm forgetting. But really, I'm just hoping that the nomination goes to someone else.

At 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your thoughts.

Interesting, and thought provoking.

I do not love or hate her, though I like her.

I think that most people in the position to run for president are going to have shady things in their career past, I suppose it is a matter of how shady.

Unfortunately our political system does not allow for truly virtuous individuals to really have a shot. I wish we had more realistic options. I also wish our primary would actually matter.

I didn't miss that you would be open to voting democrat-pip pip to that!

At 9:47 AM, Blogger DJ Heavy D said...

Actually, I think your attitude toward Hillary is pretty rare. I find that people either LOVE or HATE her, without much in between. Not sure that polarizing is good.


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