Monday, January 07, 2008
The Democratic Dream Ticket?
I'm in such a quandary. On the issues, my first choice is Dennis Kucinich and my second choice is John Edwards. However, the corporate media has done such a fine job of portraying Dennis as a "kook." Until this is remedied, if ever, I'm afraid he's not "electable" until instant run off elections become the norm in this country. (Of course, we know the "status quo" corporate establishment types in both parties will continue to fight the instant run off concept that gives voters greater choices....)
I listened to Michelle Obama speak last night. I don't believe that Obama is correct on some of his issues. A major issue for me is health care. I'm confused that Obama can see that cutting out the middle man in student loans saves the tax payer millions of dollars that can be used by students and yet he doesn't see the logic of cutting out the middle man in health care?
However, that being said...I do believe that Obama is the best candidate for working to unify our country and restoring the United States of America. That would be a plus for our country and after years of being pressured to be fearful and attack each other a refreshing change of course. Plus I do believe the man's values are in the right place so maybe he'll be open to the concept and practicality that universal health care offers for us all.
I saw Michelle Obama speak in New Hampshire last night. I want Michelle Obama for President!! In comparison, Hillary Clinton looks like the status quo, corporate girl she is. Just proves my point that when we do elect a woman for president in this country we can do much better than Hillary Clinton.
Then I think, okay I'm leaning towards Obama now....even though I believe John Edwards is better on my issues...What if....we could get an Obama / Edwards ticket? Now wouldn't that be something? I just hope John Edwards will go for it and strikes a deal (that maybe strengthens that health care issue that Obama is currently lacking....
Now we know the press keeps clamoring about a feud between Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Edwards, both good women imo. Maybe Michelle will be able to see that her husband is safer with a VP like Edwards....I doubt vehement opponents would want to "replace" Obama with Edwards....It's probably along the same kind of thinking that matched up Bush with Cheney?
But at least, in this instance we are talking the Luke Skywalker team and not Darth Vader.