Although I talk a lot of shit about the left, they’ll still never be the fire-breathing assholes the Republicans are. Jesus, they seem to get off on un-gentlemen-like behavior at these debates. Have a degree of fucking honor, dayamn! They gnash their teeth like kids on a playground. I’m not a Hillary fan either, but speak about substance! My favorite of the bunch, Ron Paul, said it best:
“I think they’re bored, and they’re not discussing issues, so they have to come up with all this political stuff,” he said.
Paul characterized Clinton as “an easy target.”
“They’re using her to try to enhance themselves with the base,” he said.
If only he had a shred of a chance of even being nominated…
One of the best things I like about Obama is that he steers clear of these tactics, he’ll give his opinion when asked, but he doesn’t seem to thrive on it.
Hillary’s momentum is scary. Aside from the fact that I would not want her to become president, polls are showing her to be one of the Democrats least likely to beat the Republican nominee.
If I didn’t have a glimmer of hope that Obama might actually be the real thing, the flag pin controversy would be my kind of scandal. It seems almost like a dadaist prank someone secretly pulled on the candidates, making sure they all would have to wear flag pins from now until the day they die. Unfortunately, I may be naive but I think Obama could actually make a good president. My cynicism is screaming in the back of my head to wise up, especially given his less than enlightened gay marriage stance, but I am suspending my disbelief – he at least seems unwilling to engage in attack politicking, unlike his fellow candidates.
Please Jesus just don’t let the candidate be Hillary. Anyone, Edwards included, who would be willing to vote to give the president authorization to go to war, when it was SO obvious that the case was bullshit, will never get my vote, ever. I hate to say that unless Obama gets the nomination I will not vote, but I can’t imagine voting for anyone else. I don’t even agree with a number of his policies, he just actually seems to be somewhat honest, strong, and principled. I don’t know if I’ve seen a politician like that in my lifetime.