John Good from Left in Aboite asks us today to imagine. I can hear the Wrong-Wing Dittoheads singsonging right now: "Imagine what would have happened if ALGORE had been President on 9/11/01 - we'd all be praying to Allah!" because it is what I hear from a lot of hardcore Republicans still today.
Many folks who don't care all that much about global warming will also see him as a "Tree hugging fruitcake". All those cheddarheads who like to drive their SUV's with the big "PACKERS" bumperstickers and flags still believe that there's no such thing, and that only "dirty hippies" are concerned about the environment.
I do know that my boss has pidgeonholed him as "whipped by his wife". Depending on what the Republicans run against him, I am not certain of his ability to win. And that "ALGORE invented the internet" mis-quote is just never going to go away.
Shrillary does nothing for me. I don't care if she's fem, male, bi, butch, femme or whatever - she comes on too strong, she's got I"M A BITCH AND YOU KNOW IT tattooed on her forehead, and if for no other reason - she is apparently the source of the smear campaign going on against the junior senator from MY STATE - suggesting in oh-so-subtle rhetoric that the school he attended in Indonesia when he was SIX YEARS OLD was some terrorist training ground and he's a "sleeper" terrorist. I can't vote for her. She does not inspire the confidence I need to choose a President.
Unfortunately, I don't think the Senator from New York is really fully aware of just how HATED she is by a surprisingly large segment of the population. Not just disliked, or misunderstood - but truly HATED. She can't win.
Senator Obama impresses me on just about every level, but I will quickly agree that he has limited exposure to the entire process and scope of the Presidency. I am quite glad of the fact that the WORST THING that anyone has found about him thus far is something he had no control over that occurred when he was six years old. I've had written communications with his office (he is MY senator) and I've been impressed with his responses and in agreement with his position in almost all cases.
I really think I need to do a lot more research on who the Republicans are seriously considering for the nomination before I make a decision on the correct side of the aisle. Whoever we put in there needs to be articulate, intelligent and have the best interests of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and all her people and businesses in mind - not just a few fratbrother cronies.