Wednesday, February 06, 2008

So who can beat the Martin Scorsese of Republican Politics?

McCain looks like he doesn't want to let go, doesn't he? Poor McCain. His party has put him through the ringer. They'll need to prop him up come fall ala "Weekend at Bernie's." Anyone who isn't a bottle of Oxycontin, and can get Rush Limbaugh foaming at the mouth like McCain, can't be all that bad.

So the Dems. Color me still surprised at the numbers of people who are willing to overlook his weak resume and take Obama at his word that he'd really be any different than Clinton (other than personality), and give him the most important job in the world. It's not all anti-Clinton. People really want to be moved and believe in their leaders, and I wish them the best with that. Regardless, he did an amazing job last night and it looks HRC is going to have to borrow some dough from Mitt Romney to keep the lights on at Clinton 08.

The highlight last night for me was Bill Richardson sporting a beard, being interviewed on ABC. He was talking about how he's friends with both Hillary and Barack, and even noted that he watched the Superbowl with Bubba. Diane, Charlie, or George--I don't remember who--then got him to admit that Bubba was probably trolling for Latino votes. "Yes," he said, "He probably was just interested in my endorsement." Then Richardson burst into tears. Just kidding.

Well the battle wages on for HRC and Obama. I think this is good for the party, because they'll both be better general election candidates for it. Obama can start coming back to Earth, and Hillary needs to continue on her steady diet of fluffy kittens and babies for breakfast so she can be extra mean in the fall.

Because as we all know, Willie Horton will be waiting for either one of them in his Swift Boat.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obama is from a diverse family. He graduated from Harvard and was the President of The Harvard Law Review. Instead of taking a 6 figure salary on Wall Street he went to Illinois to help his community. He also hasn't taken money from Federal Lobbyists. I also like that he pays full price for private flights. Sounds like his whole life has been lived with honor and humility. That's quite a tested resume!

Jennifer D. said...

Tested resume?! Are you nuts?

Paying full price for an airline ticket does not a president make. At least not in a country I want to live in.

Anonymous said...

Well, the current administration, and frankly most republicans seem to take a mile when offered an inch...to the point of ignorng the constitution. Paying for airline tickets when they are offered for free, is at least a small sign that Obama will not consider himself elected nobility. This would be a huge improvement over Bush!

Jennifer D. said...

A chimpanzee would be an improvement over Bush but let's not let ourselves be blinded by the hype. We should at least try to elect someone who is actually qualified for the job and is not just the flavor of the month.

Have a fabulous day.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Jennifer.


Anonymous your STUPID!

Anonymous said...

Sticks and stones don't amount to much of an argument. We're down to 2 great candidates. They are both lawyers and senators. Obama is the most liberal and he polls better against McCain. I don't understand the distain here. We're all liberal democrats here, are we not? Is there a key issue at the heart of this?

Angie T said...

Don't scare away my only reader who isn't related to me!

Jennifer D. said...

Sorry Angie T. You know I love you.

Anonymous:
Correction, we are down to ONE great candidate and one great idea of a candidate. Obama does not have enough experience and no real platform. Being president of the Harvard Law Review is not the same as being the president of the free world. One cannot deal with foreign policy, the sagging economy, the environment, or even health care on hope alone. If Obama shows me some real ideas (other than hope and inspiration, of course) then I will rethink my thinking. Until then, I presonally think he's just a facade.

It's all cool though, Anonymous. Part of living in this great country is being able to vote for who you want to vote for. Just puh-leaze don't vote for Huckabee.

Anonymous said...

I guess we'll agree to disagree. They both have a detailed plan listed on their websites. I don't understand why people think she has so much more experience. I'll restate that they are both junior senators and lawyers. She spent more time as a corporate lawyer, but one of the key issues for liberalism is fighting for individual rights over corporate power. I don't think either candidate's experience matters above their ideals. We need to undo nealry 30 years of conservatism and rebuild a middle class. Clinton has been a bit too far to the right for my taste. She did once proclaim that she has the mind of a conservative and the heart of a liberal. She began her political carreer as a Republican. To her credit, she withdrew. I don't understand what she was doing on the board of Walmart of all companies.I hope she was trying to change it, but I doubt it. The Right is all God and Guns. I don't know how they win any election!

Jennifer D. said...

Word.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Ron Paul and be done with it...he is the only one who makes any sense and the least annoying...too bad it is a popularity contest and not a vote for what makes sense! Put that in your pipe and smoke it Jennifer D and Anonymous!