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Which they won't. We got another eighteen months for the story to change.
Indeed. I can't wait for the primary debates so I can watch the candidates start backtracking on themselves.
Obama is the new Howard Dean. You like him, you know he'd be awesome both to have beers AND to work for, but you know that in the next 18 months the wrong people will be gunning for him, and something's going to happen that'll get blown out of proportion and everyone will then start hating him ...except you, but before you get a chance to drink with him OR work for him, he's demoted to middle management somewhere and nobody ever hears a peep out of him again.
You mark my words. And it's not that I dislike Hillary...I just think it would be a shame if the first female we elect to the presidency was someone who rose to prominence because of the guy she married. That sends the wrongest message ever to young girls.
|Date:||April 17th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Obama is the new Howard Dean.
In more ways than one, perhaps...
When Dean's campaign was in its infancy, the media and pundits had an absolute hard-on over the amount of money he was able to raise over teh intarweb and through grass roots campaigns. This guy was a force to be reckoned with, because his message was resonating with the little people. Look! He's made all of this money through small mom and pop donations!! He can go back to the well!
Then the actual primary elections took place. "Wait...those people didn't get off their asses to vote? What the hell?"
Sounds eerily similar to the post 1Q fund-raising results. Except for the primary vote, of course.
It's true...he's the first politician I ever gave my own money to. And I was totally on board with him. But a superliberal New Yorker pulling in low five figures isn't the kind of person who can exactly swing an election, now, is she? :)
|Date:||April 17th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)|| |
But a superliberal New Yorker pulling in low five figures isn't the kind of person who can exactly swing an election, now, is she? :)
Nope. You have to be a member of that group the media adores: Undecided Voters (tm). They're the only people who matter.
You know what? If you're still undecided the day before an election, you haven't been paying much attention. ;-)
It's true. I might as well not even vote!
|Date:||April 17th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)|| |
That's what my friend who is a resident of DC says.
But he says so for different reasons. ;-)
The outcome of the mayoral race is practically pre-determined. It doesn't matter who gets elected delegate. The only election he votes in is the presidential election. I wonder how many electoral votes DC gets...
Three, if I recall correctly. :-D
Sadly, I think you are bang on about Obama. I expect the story to change a lot. I fear for Obama, since he's so high-profile now and so earnest that you just know people will try to take him down, and he doesn't have enough political experience to necessarily weather that very well. But one can hope.
About Hillary, I see nothing wrong with her rise to prominence. Hey, we have to start somewhere, and it's better than nothing. There can easily be a "problem" with any potential female president. As for role models, the knowledge that women actually *can* be president will vastly outweigh how she got there. If she does her job right, people won't even be talking about how she got there anymore. Really, it's unfair of us to be talking about it now. She got there, good for her. Now let's put her in office.